Politico: Oversight Republicans probe EPA 'sue and settle' deals 3_E_E_EPA_sue_and_settle

November 14, 2023 01:04 PM



By Kevin Bogardus | Full article published at Politico

E&E NEWS PM | Republican lawmakers are investigating EPA's so-called sue and settle practices as the agency's conservative critics claim legal deals with green groups have overly swayed regulations.

In a letter sent Tuesday, Reps. James Comer (R-Ky.), chair of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, and Pat Fallon (R-Texas), who leads the Economic Growth, Energy Policy and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee, requested a number of documents related to the agency's litigation with "special interests."

They took issue with EPA Administrator Michael Regan's decision last year to turn back a Trump-era directive that barred the agency's alleged "collusion" with outside parties to influence rulemaking.

"You revoked a policy designed to protect the American taxpayer from the veiled influence special interests exercise on federal policy through sue-and-settle consent decrees and settlement agreements," Comer and Fallon wrote in their letter.

Read the full article.


Back to news
Sign the Petition