pollution

Federal Pollution Prosecutions Continue to Fall

For Immediate Release: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Contact: Kirsten Stade (240) 247-0296 Federal Pollution Prosecutions Continue to Fall EPA Criminal Enforcement Program Continues to Shrivel under Trump Washington, DC — Criminal anti-pollution enforcement continues to...

EPA Stacks the Deck on Pollution Permit Appeals

For Immediate Release Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 EPA Stacks the Deck on Pollution Permit Appeals EPA to straight-jacket its quasi-independent appeals board by determining what it could hear and how it could rule Washington, DC — Challenging a pollution...

Fewer Florida Eco-Inspections Equals Less Compliance

For Immediate Release: Sep 17, 2019 Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 Slight 2018 Election-Year Enforcement Uptick Yields Scant Results Tallahassee — Polluters in Florida still have little reason to fear environmental enforcement, according to an analysis of the...

EPA Drops Surprise Inspections

For Immediate Release: Jul 18, 2019 Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 “No Surprises” Policy Aims to Avoid Embarrassing State Agencies Washington, DC — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled a “no surprises” policy that constrains its future...

EPA Plans To Skew Permit Appeals To Aid Polluters

For Immediate Release: Jul 12, 2019 Contact: Kirsten Stade (202) 265-7337 Ability of Affected Communities to Appeal Permits on Chopping Block Washington, DC — An obscure but important arm of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is slated for withering revisions,...