Environmental Enforcement Under Trump: 5 Open Questions

Law360, New York (November 10, 2016, 10:21 PM EST) -- Environmental enforcement priorities at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice are likely to shift when President-elect Donald Trump takes office, although it's too early to know exactly how. Here are five questions experts are asking.

Will the fossil fuel industry get a break?

Doug Parker, the recently retired head of the EPA's Criminal Investigation Division, now at Earth & Water Group, said the EPA always has had national enforcement priorities and national enforcement initiatives, and that those areas, particularly on the civil enforcement side, are where a Trump administration can redirect resources and energy.

"Take conduct in the...

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