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A Fresh Start for EPA Enforcement

June 2008

Citation: ELR 10385

Author: Eric Schaeffer

Editor's Summary: EPA's enforcement effort is starting to recover after a recent ebb in activity. In this Article, Eric Schaeffer examines how appointees under the next Administration can take advantage of the new momentum to build an even stronger enforcement program.

Eric Schaeffer is director of the nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project, which advocates for more effective enforcement of environmental laws. Mr. Schaeffer served as director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Regulatory Enforcement from 1997 to 2002, where he received the U.S. Department of Justice's John Marshall Award for developing a successful enforcement strategy for the refinery sector. He is a 1987 graduate of the Georgetown University School of Law.

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