Bloomberg Law
Jan. 25, 2019, 12:16 PM

EPA’s Ex-Top Cop Joins Criticism of Agency’s Record on Polluters

David Schultz
David Schultz

The former head of enforcement at the EPA during the Obama years is the latest in a growing chorus of activists and academics who say the agency’s own data shows it is easing up on penalizing polluters.

The findings caught the eye of least one House Democrat as that chamber promises more oversight of the Trump administration, which is disputing Cynthia Giles’ analysis.

The Environmental Protection Agency collected $72 million in civil fines during the 2018 fiscal year from companies and individuals charged with violating environmental laws, the lowest amount in at least 25 years, according to Giles’ analysis ...

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