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Litigation: Former EPA lawyers blast 'sue-and-settle' directive

November 13, 2017
Nearly 60 former career EPA attorneys from headquarters and regional offices are blasting Administrator Scott Pruitt's recent directive against settling deadline lawsuits filed against the agency, arguing it will harm the American people as well as the “fair and efficient operations” at EPA. The Nov. 13 letter seeks “to correct the many mistakes of law and fact” in Pruitt's Oct. 16 directive barring “sue-and-settle” practices, a heated term that critics use to describe groups that bring a lawsuit against EPA...


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