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EPA Air Enforcement Chief Signals Coming Wave Of Mobile Source Cases

February 12, 2018
Phil Brooks, director of air enforcement at EPA, is signaling a coming wave of enforcement actions and possible settlements over Clean Air Act violations from mobile sources such as older trucks, with a focus on manufacturers of “defeat devices” that allow truck operators to bypass emissions controls. Speaking at an American Law Institute/Continuing Legal Education event in Washington, D.C., Feb. 8, Brooks noted mobile source actions as a “trend” in EPA enforcement efforts, following the landmark action against Volkswagen for...

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