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EPA suspends enforcement of environmental laws amid coronavirus

By Rebecca Beitsch | 26 March 2020

THE HILL — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a sweeping suspension of its enforcement of environmental laws Thursday, telling companies they would not need to meet environmental standards during the coronavirus outbreak.

The temporary policy, for which the EPA has set no end date, would allow any number of industries to skirt environmental laws, with the agency saying it will not “seek penalties for noncompliance with routine monitoring and reporting obligations.”

Cynthia Giles, who headed the EPA’s Office of Enforcement during the Obama administration, called it a moratorium on enforcing the nation’s environmental laws and an abdication of the agency’s duty. […]

1 Comment on EPA suspends enforcement of environmental laws amid coronavirus

  1. That way, polluting the air even more will bring about more corona virus cases, less Vitamin D from sunshine, and more 5G. But you won’t hear ol’ Greta girl complain about that…orange new deal and all that…

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