Under Trump, Criminal Prosecutions for Pollution Dropped Sharply

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Prosecutions of environmental crimes have “plummeted” during the Trump administration, according to a new report.

The first two years of the Trump administration had a 70 percent decrease in criminal prosecutions under the Clean Water Act and a decrease of more than 50 percent under the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Crimes Project at the University of Michigan law school found.

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