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Trump EPA lags behind in environmental enforcement: report

Reuters  |  WASHINGTON 

By Valerie VolcoviciWASHINGTON (Reuters) - During the first six months of the Trump presidency, the Environmental Protection Agency has lagged behind three previous administrations in environmental enforcement, collecting 60 percent less in civil penalties from polluters, a report released on Thursday said.During President Donald Trump's first six months in office, the Justice Department collected $12 million in civil penalties as part of 26 civil lawsuits. That compares to $36 million in 34 cases during the Obama administration; $30 million in 31 cases under the George W. Bush ...

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 22:45 IST