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EPA's 'Cooperative Federalism' Is Weakening Enforcement, Groups Charge

September 13, 2018
Update Appended Environmentalists are urging EPA to strengthen its planned oversight of state enforcement, charging that the agency is taking an uneven and sometimes contradictory approach to the issue, undercutting efforts to ensure adequate protections under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and other environmental laws. In a letter last month to Susan Bodine, assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA), groups including the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP), Sierra Club and Earthjustice argue...

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