U.S. pollution enforcement down under Trump administration | March 5, 2018 Issue - Vol. 96 Issue 10 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 96 Issue 10 | p. 13 | News of The Week
Issue Date: March 5, 2018

U.S. pollution enforcement down under Trump administration

EPA closed fewer cases, collected fewer penalties compared to prior administrations
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Pollution, Chemical regulation, EPA, Trump, civil, penalties

44%

Decrease in number of civil cases for pollution violations completed during the first year of the Trump administration compared to the first year of the previous three administrations.

49%

Decrease in federal civil penalties paid by polluters during the first year of the Trump administration compared to the first year of the previous three administrations

Source: Environmental Integrity Project

 
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