EPA Prosecution of ‘Egregious’ Pollution Cases at a 30-Year Low

From: Courthouse News

“According to Justice Department data gathered by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), the EPA opened 166 criminal cases against polluters in 2018 – 60 percent less than in 2011, and 72 percent less than 1988. When asked for comment, the EPA pointed to a statement released last week that said “while our overall number of case conclusions declined slightly in FY2018 from 1,978 to 1,818 cases, EPA is continuing to direct its resources to the most significant and impactful cases.””

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