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EPA Reorganization Gives Cover For Enforcement Cuts, Union Official Says

November 12, 2018
An EPA union official says the agency's upcoming restructuring of its regional offices appears designed to overhaul existing enforcement policies and chains of command, likely bolstering political leadership's ability to push reduced regional enforcement and more-lenient compliance while limiting the national enforcement office's oversight of regions. In an exclusive interview with Inside EPA , Association of Federal Government Employees (AFGE) Local 704 Chief Steward Nicole Cantello said that following a Nov. 8 briefing from officials at the Region 5 offices...

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