air pollution

March 24, 2018

DOJ Issues Environmental Enforcement Priorities

DOJ’s Environment and Natural Resources Division released its enforcement principles and priorities under Attorney General Sessions which align with much of Administrator Pruitt’s “Back to Basics” approach.  DOJ will continue to pursue civil and criminal prosecutions where the leading objective is to protect the public health and maintain the integrity of environmental programs. Cases in this category arise […]
February 20, 2016

U.S. EPA Charts Course for Enforcement Priorities by Adding Two New Initiatives – Drinking Water Not Included

EPA announced this past week the agency’s enforcement priorities for FY 2017 – 2019.   The first two initiatives are new and the third will be expanded from past years. 1. Keeping Industrial Pollutants Out of the Nation’s Waters (new initiative) 2. Reducing Risks of Accidental Releases at Industrial and Chemical Facilities (new initiative) 3. […]