E & E News

Criminal cases against polluters drop by a third

by E & E News | January 25, 2022
Criminal prosecutions against companies violating environmental laws continued to decline last year, with EPA referrals to the Department of Justice dropping to their lowest levels in more than three decades. EPA referred just 152 criminal cases to DOJ last fiscal year — a third lower ...

Burnout, expertise gaps plague EPA chemicals office

by E & E News | December 23, 2021
Key EPA programs are facing a steep staffing shortage that some employees worry will imperil critical chemicals work and certain Biden administration priorities, even as advocates say the agency has no real plan for fixing the problem. Parts of the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution ...

Could conservation plan prompt tougher grazing oversight?

by E & E News | November 1, 2021
When top federal land managers suggested this month that millions of acres of public lands leased for grazing livestock could count toward the Biden administration’s aggressive conservation plan, environmentalists were quick to slam the idea. After all, according to data compiled by ...

‘Horror stories’: Groups urge EPA to revamp pesticides work

by E & E News | October 26, 2021
A coalition of advocacy groups are panning EPA’s pesticides work and calling on the agency to adopt a number of reforms geared toward bolstering science and minimizing industry input. In a letter sent today, 37 organizations asked the Biden administration and key officials managing ...