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Longer, Costlier Legal Battles Ahead as EPA Vows No Settling

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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.

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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.