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PBS Newshour
November 21, 2019

EPA prosecutions of polluters approach quarter-century lows


Justice Department figures show criminal prosecution and convictions of polluters have fallen to quarter-century lows under the Trump administrationís Environmental Protection Agency. The figures Thursday from a Syracuse University records-tracking program show the Justice Department filed 75 prosecutions, and secured 60 convictions, in EPA cases in the fiscal year ended this September. They are the lowest numbers since mid-1990.


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