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Citing Coronavirus, EPA Halts Enforcement of Critical Key Environmental Laws

The Trump administration’s unprecedented move to exploit the coronavirus pandemic to suspend enforcement of critical environmental laws is shameful and further evidence of the administration’s utter disregard for public health, EWG said. In a shocking move that has stunned former EPA officials, the agency will let the chemical, coal, petroleum, electric utility and other industries use “enforcement discretion” to determine for themselves whether they should be required to monitor and report air and water pollution discharges.  Read more....

 

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