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FY17 Enforcement Results Signal Drop In EPA Inspections, Investigations

February 08, 2018
EPA's enforcement results for fiscal year 2017 -- covering the last few months of the Obama administration and the first nine months of the Trump administration -- show a significant decrease in facility inspections and evaluations, civil investigations and criminal environmental cases opened compared to the agency's FY16 results. The agency's press release on the Feb. 8 results touts several increases including roughly $2.98 billion in criminal fines, restitution and mitigation compared to $207 million in FY16, though the data...

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