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EPA Officials Wrestle With Enforcement Decline Spurred By Trump Policies

November 20, 2018
EPA enforcement officials are privately blaming Trump administration policies for a sharp drop in new criminal and civil cases, settlements and other actions despite the agency's public defense of its enforcement record, according to an environmental group's new report that says the officials are weighing options for reversing the decline. The Nov. 19 report from the group, known as the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI), is titled “A Sheep in the Closet: The Erosion of Enforcement at the EPA”...


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