Stories tagged "enforcement"

March 5, 2019

Duct Taped Turtles Turn Up In Luggage – Abandoned by Smugglers

Ironically, just as the world was celebrating World Wildlife Day last weekend, NPR reported that customs officials in the Phillippines on Sunday discovered more than 1500 rare and endangered turtles and tortoises wrapped in duct tape inside four unclaimed pieces of...

February 27, 2019

EPA’s Low Law Enforcement Puts Communities at Risk

A new report issued yesterday by the Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) in conjunction with a Congressional hearing on EPA’s lack of enforcement under President Trump, concludes that communities across the country are being put at risk of exposure to...

February 11, 2019

EPA Enforcement Hits New Lows

The Trump Administration is not just rolling back environmental rules, it is also cutting down on inspections and enforcement according to a summary issued by the agency on Friday.  We had previously reported the drop in criminal cases brought by EPA against the worst...

January 16, 2019

EPA Criminal Cases At 30 Year Low

The advocacy group Public Employees for Environment Responsibility (PEER) announced on Monday that criminal cases brought by the Department of Justice and originating at the Environmental Protection Agency have plummeted in the Trump Administration to only 166, and of...