EPA Nominee: 200 Enforcement Jobs ‘Will Be Restored’

E&E News by Kevin Bogardus

Washington, DC – David Uhlmann, nominee to be assistant administrator in EPA’s enforcement office, said at a panel discussion hosted by the Federalist Society on Tuesday that he had advocated for more resources for the program. He added the agency had suffered losses from a decade of budget cuts, including 950 enforcement positions at EPA nationwide, or 30 percent of its enforcement and compliance workforce. “Abraham Lincoln once said law without enforcement is only good advice,” Uhlmann said. “I’m committed to leading strong enforcement and compliance programs at EPA.” For the full text, click here.