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Environment

Scott Pruitt

Import of EPA ‘sue and settle’ directive is far from settled

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 - For years, industry groups have complained that the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies give in too easily when sued by environmental groups. Too often, these critics say, the executive branch is quick to reach agreements with the litigants to perform tasks by a specific date, whether it be meeting a Clean Air Act deadline or deciding whether a certain plant or animal species should be listed as endangered – a practice pejoratively known as “sue and settle.”
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