By Eric E. Boyd and Jeryl L. Olson

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance has issued its draft guidance on the Fiscal Year 2013 enforcement program (FY 2013 Draft Guidance). The FY 2013 Draft Guidance identifies EPA’s intent to significantly cut back traditional federal enforcement strategies across all major federal environmental programs,

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By Ilana R. Morady and Craig B. Simonsen

According to the executive summary of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new “Plan EJ 2014,” in January 2010, Administrator Lisa Jackson made “expanding the conversation on environmentalism and working for environmental justice” an Agency priority. The priority was then incorporated into the EPA’s Strategic Plan for 2011-2015. To implement

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