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Watchdog: Chemical safety agency impeded by staff shortage

by Associated Press | September 9, 2022
“The Chemical Safety Board barely survived the Trump war of attrition against it,″ said Jeff Ruch, a top official at Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a watchdog group of current and former public employees. The watchdog group had sharply criticized Lemos and ...

EPA Prosecutions of Polluters Approach Quarter-Century Lows

by Associated Press | November 21, 2019
“WASHINGTON (AP) — Criminal prosecution and convictions of polluters have fallen to quarter-century lows under the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency, deepening three years of overall enforcement declines, according to Justice Department statistics. And while ...