“Regulations: Administration Eyes Changes To Environmental Enforcement”

“The White House issued a notice today seeking input on efforts to “reform enforcement” — a potential boon for the energy industry.

The Office of Management and Budget notice follows the “transparency and fairness” executive order last fall that Trump administration officials described as a way to protect Americans from “secretive” bureaucratic interpretation or unjust penalties, particularly in environmental cases (E&E News PM, Oct. 9).

They stressed extreme examples of landowners building on federally protected wetlands and being hit with steep fines.”

Kelsey Brugger reports for Greenwire January 30, 2020.