EPA dials back environmental enforcement during pandemic

CNN | Mar 27, 2020 at 1:28 AM
  • He Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency is indefinitely dialing back enforcement of regulations and fines for companies during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The EPA announced the policy in a memo Thursday, citing worker shortages, social distancing needs and travel restrictions for both agency employees and contractors as a result of the pandemic.
  • Environmental groups, which have been fighting the rollback of EPA pollution regulations since Trump took office, objected to Thursday’s announcement.