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Criminal Enforcement at Trump’s EPA Is the Lowest It’s Been in Decades: Report

Jan 15, 2019 / by

Yessenia Funes /


EPN member Dan Reich, former EPA Assistant Regional Counsel, Region 9, is quoted in this article about the Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigating why 2018 saw fewer EPA prosecution referrals against polluters than at any other point in the past 30 years.

How Trump is redefining the EPA

Jan 12, 2019 / by

The Week Staff /

The Week

EPN member and former EPA Associate National Program Director, Sustainable and Healthy Communities Research Program, Betsy Smith, is quoted in this article that takes a comprehensive look at how the Trump administration is redefining the EPA.

The Energy 202: Trump Appointee at EPA to Scrutinize Which Pollution Cases May Go to Court

June 15, 2018 / by

Dino Grandoni /

The Washington Post

EPN member George Czerniak is quoted in this article on a Trump appointee at the EPA reviewing which pollution violations are referred to the Justice Department. A move some former officials see as providing the opportunity to stifle enforcement of anti-pollution laws.

Under Siege—Again

Jan - Feb 2018 / by

Cheryl E. Wasserman /

The Environmental Forum

EPN member Cheryl Wasserman served for 43 years in senior positions in the EPA’s policy and enforcement offices. This is her article about the threat EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt poses to environmental enforcement.

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