EPA TO STOP ENFORCING ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Harley Rouda, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment, led Oversight Committee Democrats in a letter on April 22 to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting a briefing and documents regarding its unprecedented decision to suspend enforcement of environmental laws during the coronavirus pandemic.
“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, our planet faces a rapidly changing climate that is a grave threat to all Americans and to people around the globe,” the Members wrote. “Strong science-based leadership and environmental action by the federal government is needed now more than ever. However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appears to be abandoning this critical responsibility.”