Positive change at EPA?
Last month, EPA released a draft strategic plan that anticipates reducing inspections by about one-third and civil enforcement cases by a little more than 20%. The environmental community is alarmed, but this move strikes me as perfectly reasonable: the agency using its limited enforcement budget to address the biggest polluters. That’s an approach that PLF has long advocated on behalf of beleaguered landowners like the Sacketts: why would EPA spend so much time and effort on the alleged fill of 0.5 acres of wetlands to construct a single-family home? Perhaps landowners like the Sacketts may someday see the benefits of the agency’s more sensible approach.
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