EPA’s Criminal Enforcement Numbers Are Dropping Under Pruitt

From: Government Executive

“At a time when the Environmental Protection Agency has tripled the number of bodyguards for the administrator, the agency’s cases brought against polluters is in “free fall,” according to a study released on Thursday by the advocacy group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. The number of staff devoted to such investigations has also dropped, the group said. “Virtually every measure of criminal enforcement under Pruitt is lower than it has been since the 1990s – and sinking,” said a release from PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch.”

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