EPA

State Enforcement

State Enforcement

Some basic concepts related to state implementation and enforcement of federal environmental laws are: State Delegation “State Delegation” is when the federal law in question delegates some or all enforcement to the state agencies, typically after the state’s program...
U.S. EPA

U.S. EPA

EPA pursues three different types of enforcement actions: Administrative actions are non-judicial enforcement measures taken by a state agency or EPA using its own authority. They do not involve a judicial process. An administrative action may be either: 1) a notice...

Alternative Facts on the Rise in Federal Decision Records

For Immediate Release: Jan 31, 2019 Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 Alternative Facts on the Rise in Federal Decision Records Trump Agencies Purging Dissenting Information from the Administrative Record Washington, DC — As more and more Trump initiatives are...

Tampa Sewage Meltdown Early Eco-Test for Desantis

Tampa Sewage Meltdown Early Eco-Test for Desantis Federal Intervention Needed If State Continues to Ignore Major Pollution Violations Tallahassee —The City of Tampa’s sewage treatment plant is a poster child for Florida’s clean water crisis, according to a federal...

Is EPA Truly Transparent Now That Pruitt Is Gone?

Is EPA Truly Transparent Now That Pruitt Is Gone? Lawsuit Induced Wheeler to Make a New Records Policy and Transparency Vow Washington, DC — Under former Administrator Scott Pruitt, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency routinely prevented the creation of records...