This letter contains ECOS’ response to EPA’s request for input on the President’s Executive Order 13777: Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda. The response includes 19 regulatory reform recommendations outlined in three categories.
This resolution encourages the use of SEPs by state and EPA to respond to environmental harm and to invigorate communities.
This resolution, among other actions, affirms that state environmental agencies are co-regulators, co-funders, and partners with U.S. EPA; calls on EPA to notify the Governors of all affected states of any citizen suit filed against EPA that alleges a failure of the federal agency to perform its nondiscretionary duties; calls on EPA to provide state environmental…
Under a Memorandum of Understanding between ECOS and the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL), members of ACOEL provide input on legal issues of concern to ECOS. ECOS requested that ACOEL develop a review of the history and background of how“waters of the U.S.” has been defined and interpreted over the years under the Clean Water Act.
This testimony addresses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s use of “consent decrees,” and the impact this has on the operations of state environmental agencies.