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Rights Petition Dismissal Signals EPA's Lack Of Political Will, Critics Say

January 04, 2019
EPA's recent decision dismissing a discrimination complaint against Alabama's environment department sets a disturbing precedent that the agency's civil rights office lacks political will, and is allowing states to play hardball and get away with it, even though EPA found the state action in this case harmed the petitioners, critics say. “The signal here is, if you don't play with us, we're not going to flex our muscles at all,” says one attorney involved in the complaint. EPA did not...

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