EPA prosecutions haven fallen sharply, especially in New England, advocacy group says

From: The Boston Globe

“Jeff Ruch, a director at the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said the group based its analysis on EPA statistics. “Our point is that criminal enforcement activity is declining at EPA during this administration as measured by available indices,” he said. Cuts to environmental enforcement are familiar to residents of Massachusetts. In recent years, the state Department of Environmental Protection’s enforcement of air and water quality rules fell sharply, as the agency’s workforce shrank by nearly a third.”

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