GAO Cites 'Major Management Challenges' At EPA

Law360, New York (March 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- "Major management challenges" at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have interfered with its ability to tackle climate change, implement the Clean Air Act and clean the nation's waters, a new U.S. Government Accountability Office report has found.

On Wednesday, the GAO released its Environmental Protection Agency: Major Management Challenges report, which highlights the agency's shortfalls in protecting the public health amid its "increasingly complicated" responsibilities.

EPA's complex tasks include protecting the public from toxic substances as scientists discover their pervasiveness, as well as tackling emerging climate...
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