EPA Enforcement In 2011: No Penalty Left Behind

Law360, New York (January 24, 2011, 12:56 PM EST) -- As the regulated community ushers in the new year, companies may expect the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to focus on enforcement of the most serious environmental violations resulting in an increase in the amount of penalties levied.

A review of EPA initiatives and trends indicates that sewage and stormwater systems, as well as oil and gas exploration and production activities, may be particularly targeted in 2011. Factors such as agency personnel and budgeting, and the occurrence of high-profile incidents such as last year’s Gulf of Mexico...
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