EPA should be making more criminal referrals for polluters

From: Kentucky Kernel

“The story reported that EPA referrals resulted in 62 federal convictions in the year 2018, making it the fewest convictions since 1995. Under Bill Clinton’s presidency in 1998, 592 people were referred for criminal prosecution.

The story quoted Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, an advocacy group: “You don’t get closer to the core of EPA’s mission than enforcing the law. We’re reaching levels where the enforcement program is lacking a pulse.””

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