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Environmental Law: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ends “sue and settle” practice in environmental litigation

Over the years the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regularly settled litigation brought by environmental interest groups and stakeholders through consent decrees and settlement agreements that force EPA action or regulatory changes by court order rather than through normal regulatory procedures. This practice, termed “sue and settle,” presents a number of problems to routine ...

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