31 Aug '11, 9pm

Study: Industry Sues EPA More Often Than Environmental Groups

For Immediate Release, August 31, 2011 Contact: John Buse, (323) 533-4416 Study: Industry Sues EPA More Often Than Environmental Groups TUCSON, Ariz .— A study released today by the U.S. Government Accountability Office finds that businesses and trade groups, not environmentalists, file the most lawsuits against the Environmental Protection Agency. Examining more than 2,000 cases filed against the EPA from 1995 to 2010, the GAO found that 48 percent were filed by corporate interests (25 percent by trade associations, 23 percent by private companies), while environmental groups filed only 30 percent (16 percent by local groups, 14 percent by national groups). The others included states, municipalities, regional governments and territories (12 percent), individuals (7 percent), unions, universities and tribes (2 percent) and other (1 percent). “Conservative politicians and i...

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