Longer, Costlier Legal Battles Ahead as EPA Vows No Settling

Bloomberg BNA discusses the EPA’s ‘sue and settle’ directive with William Yeatman.

EPA Administer Scott Pruitt’s refusal to settle environmental lawsuits means longer and more expensive legal battles, observers say.

William Yeatman, a senior fellow at the free market advocacy group Competitive Enterprise Institute, told Bloomberg Environment that legal deadlines were the underlying problem behind sue-and-settle. Because the EPA missed so many deadlines, it has to funnel energy and resources into addressing its deadlines.

“The sue-and-settle is a means for environmental groups to dictate the agency’s priorities,” Yeatman said.

Read the full article at Bloomberg BNA.