Ending "sue and settle" via the EPA - more swamp draining

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Posted by Ed Gooding (VA) on December 23, 2017 at 08:52:59 [URL] [DELETE] :

Posted On 23 Dec 2017
By: Greg Walcher

Sue and settle schemes reward pressure groups, and hurt the rest of America

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently issued a directive to end a 20-year string of “sue and settle” cases that have funneled untold millions of tax dollars to environmental organizations. Predictably, those groups and their allies have been apoplectic about it.
Many of these groups have grown from grassroots citizen movements to gigantic cash-flush conglomerates, with much of the cash coming from the government they appear or pretend to be fighting. Many now have separate legal arms with hundreds of attorneys, whose primary job is to sue the government and keep the cash flowing. They are part of the $13-billion-per-year U.S. environmental industry and lobby.

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