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Jury Still Out On EJ-Focused Enforcement Results, Former EPA GC Says

June 9, 2022
Matthew Leopold, who served as EPA general counsel (GC) during the Trump administration, says the Biden administration’s focus on environmental justice (EJ) is an “unconventional” enforcement approach and it remains to be seen whether a shift from sector-focused enforcement to an EJ-based approach will show better results. But he sees “big data” playing a “huge role” in boosting the effort. “Environmental enforcement by way of geospatial information targeting” shows “big data” coming into play in this realm, says Leopold, who...

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