U.S. EPA eases enforcement during coronavirus outbreak -memo

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Mar 26, 2020 at 7:48 PM
  • The Trump administration will ease back on environmental enforcement and compliance requirements to help U.S. businesses cope with the coronavirus outbreak.
  • The decision follows requests by the energy industry and other sectors for temporary relief from some regulations, and as Washington scrambles to limit the economic hit from the pandemic that has infected nearly half a million people worldwide.
  • The memo was addressed to “All Governmental and Private Sector Partners” and was signed by Susan Bodine, EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Enforcement and Compliance.