DOJ Offers Temporary Case-By-Case Penalty Payment Halt During Virus

April 14, 2020
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is taking the unprecedented step of offering, on a case-by-case basis, to halt until at least the end of May penalties that parties subject to consent decrees must pay to the U.S. Treasury, citing economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a model letter obtained by Inside EPA. The policy will almost certainly intensify criticism of the Trump administration’s environmental policies during the pandemic, especially EPA’s March 26 memo offering enforcement...

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