Ex-EPA Attys Blast Pruitt's Sue-and-Settle Directive

Law360, New York (November 13, 2017, 1:22 PM EST) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's recent directive that the agency curb so-called sue-and-settle agreements is based on unfounded claims of EPA collusion with environmental groups, is biased in favor of industry and will likely lead to lengthier and costlier litigation, dozens of former EPA attorneys said Monday.

Pruitt on Oct. 16 issued a memorandum and directive that the EPA would impose measures to curtail consent agreements with public interest groups that he claims amount to backdoor policy changes without the input of states and...
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