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DOJ Vows Strict Scrutiny Of EPA Settlements, But NRDC Sees No Change

August 08, 2017
AUSTIN, TX -- A senior Justice Department (DOJ) official is vowing to aggressively defend EPA and other agencies' rules rather than “going directly to a settlement” and reiterating Reagan-era guidance to ensure that settlements comply with DOJ policies, sending a message that the Trump administration will not enter so-called “sue-and-settlement” agreements with environmentalists. “On sue and settle let me be very clear . . . Our focus is on defending our client agencies not going directly to a settlement” acting...

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