On March 26, 2020, just as COVID-19 was spreading rapidly in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a dramatic deregulation of federal environmental laws. This occurred just three days after the American Petroleum Institute, representing 600 oil and gas companies, requested by letter that EPA provide industry with relief from federal environmental monitoring and reporting requirements. EPA acquiesced, issuing a policy allowing industry to self-regulate, and making clear that noncompliance could occur without consequence for every federally regulated source of pollution, including chemical manufacturing, coal-fired power plants, sewage and waste facilities, and factory farms. By June, EPA had further eased regulations intended to protect farmworkers against pesticide exposure. EPA’s own Office of Inspector General

Inadempienza del governo federale ai propri doveri: il razzismo ambientale all’epoca del Covid-19

Giada Giacomini
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On March 26, 2020, just as COVID-19 was spreading rapidly in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a dramatic deregulation of federal environmental laws. This occurred just three days after the American Petroleum Institute, representing 600 oil and gas companies, requested by letter that EPA provide industry with relief from federal environmental monitoring and reporting requirements. EPA acquiesced, issuing a policy allowing industry to self-regulate, and making clear that noncompliance could occur without consequence for every federally regulated source of pollution, including chemical manufacturing, coal-fired power plants, sewage and waste facilities, and factory farms. By June, EPA had further eased regulations intended to protect farmworkers against pesticide exposure. EPA’s own Office of Inspector General
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