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January 03, 2019 - SALON

Trump’s EPA stops punishing big polluters for breaking federal law

Trump’s EPA stops punishing big polluters for breaking federal law
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The Environmental Protection Agency has increasingly stopped punishing polluters caught violating federal laws intended to maintain air and water safety, according to a report by the watchdog group Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI). 

“It’s another iteration of EPA’s industry-friendly approach,” EDGI’s Marianne Sullivan, a public health expert at William Paterson University, told High Country News. “It says we’re prioritizing industry’s needs and desires over the health of our environment and the health of our communities.”

VA: One chief finding of the report by the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative (EDGI) is that "the EPA’s retreat, which shows little sign of stopping, has all but ensured significant deterioration of our nation’s public health and environment in the years ahead".

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