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Trump Officials, Law Professor Split On Environmental Enforcement Rates

October 15, 2020
Top enforcement officials with the EPA and Department of Justice (DOJ) are touting what they say are strong levels of environmental enforcement under the Trump administration, at odds with a new report from a law professor who says that criminal prosecutions “plummeted” during President Donald Trump’s first two years in office. The dueling positions on the administration’s enforcement efforts emerged during an Oct. 14 virtual American Bar Association (ABA) event on federal environment and energy litigation updates. John Irving, a...

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