The EPA Can’t Stop Polluters When the Trump Administration Cuts Enforcement Staff

From: Union of Concerned Scientists

“n addition to reductions in staff focused on pollution prevention, it also means reductions in staff for those who work on environmental cleanup, such as at Superfund sites. There is also a critically low number of criminal investigators working for the EPA. Even though the law requires the agency to have at least 200 “special agents,” there are only 140 on staff, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.”

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