Earthjustice Calls Proposed CWA Enforcement Standard Change ‘Unlawful’

January 8, 2021
EPA’s proposed change to requirements for the type of negligence standard states must use for criminal enforcement of delegated Clean Water Act (CWA) programs is “unlawful” and should be withdrawn because, if finalized, it would allow for inconsistent enforcement of the CWA between states and EPA, says an Earthjustice attorney. Dominque Burkhardt, an associate attorney with the environmentalist law firm Earthjustice, said at a Jan. 7 virtual EPA public hearing on the proposed change that the firm would be filing...

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