EPA halts environmental laws due to coronavirus: What are the risks?

GREEN JOURNAL | Last month, the EPA announced that it would be exercising discretion around enforcement of certain environmental regulations during the coronavirus outbreak.


The move was likely intended to take pressure off facilities — medical waste generators, like hospitals, as well as municipal waste facilities and water treatment plants — there are struggling to keep up during the current crisis. However, the rule change has been criticised as giving a free pass to industries that want to pollute without EPA oversight.

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