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The Environmental Protection Agency says it won't enforce its own rules during the coronavirus pandemic

9 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

The Environmental Protection Agency suspended enforcement of its civil environmental regulations Thursday, citing the coronavirus outbreak.
The move, according to the former head of its Office of Enforcement, is "unprecedented" and could be in effect for the "indefinite future."
The EPA said its rules would strain companies trying to "protect workers and the public from COVID-19," the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
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