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EPA Sue & Settle Questioned
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Jun 28, 2013 02:17 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- A trio of federal lawmakers has asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to examine the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's practice of entering into legal settlements with non-governmental organizations that ultimately lead to rulemaking on a wide variety of environmental statutes, according to a letter sent Thursday to GAO Comptroller General Gene Dodaro.

In recent years EPA has faced increasing scrutiny from agriculture groups and lawmakers for a tactic commonly referred to as sue-and-settle.

In many instances non-governmental organizations sue EPA in order to force the agency's hand to implement or enforce a wide array of environmental laws. ...

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