EPA, DOJ To Add Enforcement Attorneys

Law360, New York (May 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Enforcement attorneys working at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division will have more resources and some new colleagues in their enforcement efforts, if two record budgets are approved.

The EPA wants to ensure it is able to punish polluters, and has asked for $600 million in fiscal year 2010 for its enforcement program. A $32 million increase over last year, the enforcement budget is the highest ever sought by the EPA.

The new cash would add the...
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