“Public Still Needs Details on EPA Enforcement Policy, Groups Say”

“The public deserves to know which companies have taken advantage of the EPA’s relaxed pandemic-era enforcement policy, even as the agency starts to wind down the approach, environmental lawyers told a federal court.

The Natural Resources Defense Council and other groups made the argument Wednesday in a letter to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. They were responding to the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement that it would end the policy Aug. 31.

At issue is the agency’s decision to temporarily suspend penalties for companies that fall short of certain pollution monitoring and reporting requirements because of the coronavirus pandemic.”

Ellen M. Gilmer reports for Bloomberg Environment July 1, 2020.