Less Enforcement: Communities at Risk

The Environmental Integrity Project’s report, “Less Enforcement: Communities at Risk,” analyzed two decades of EPA data and federal court records, including new numbers released by the agency on February 8 for the 2018 federal fiscal year. The report documents declines in inspections, polluters charged with crimes, civil penalties, pollution reductions, and EPA enforcement staffing. The result is that communities across the country are being put at risk of exposure to dangerous contaminants.