EPA Lax On Enforcement, Says Environmental Group

From: Boise State Public Radio

“The critical analysis comes from the nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. It shows the federal government referred significantly fewer cases to the Department of Justice than it has in years past. “Under the Trump Administration enforcement has fallen pretty drastically,” says Kyla Bennett with PEER. She says the crimes the EPA investigates can be pretty serious. “Purposefully dumping some kind of hazardous waste into waterways. Allowing waste from a coal mine to enter a waterway, something like that.” ”

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