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Environmentalists Fear EPA's State 'Audit' Policy Will Limit Protections

September 13, 2018
Environmentalists are raising concerns that the Trump administration's highly-anticipated policy for streamlining EPA regions' reviews of states' federally-delegated environmental programs will allow for issuance of inadequate permits and weak enforcement, and are urging EPA to seek public comment before finalizing the policy. In a Aug. 28 letter to acting Deputy Administrator Henry Darwin, more than a dozen groups, including the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), Sierra Club and Earthjustice, oppose EPA's plan for an “audit” policy expected to call for greater...

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