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EPA Enforcement Letter Might Signal Weaker Oversight Of State Programs

December 06, 2017
Former EPA employees fear that a recent Region 7 letter to Missouri saying agency officials will reduce oversight of the state's enforcement efforts could signal a broader administration push to weaken oversight of states with delegated authority on environmental programs, including enforcement and reviews of state-issued federal permits. “They're basically saying 'we'll be lightening up.' . . . There's a lot of loaded language there that is code,” Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) Executive Director Eric Schaeffer, a former director of...

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