Compliance - Enforcement
The Federal Government has recently reduced its oversight of State environmental regulators. State regulators are the people we count on to keep pollution of our air, water and land from harming human health and the environment. Non-compliance occurs when more pollution is put in the environment than allowed by a permit.
With less Federal oversight of State environmental regulators, the Environmental Defense Alliance (Alliance) believes that citizen participation in enforcement against violators is more important than ever. We also believe that citizen monitoring and reporting of State and Federal failures to enforce is more important than ever. Consequently, the Alliance is currently investigating the compliance record of specific sources, reporting violations to the regulatory authorities, and in the absence of government enforcement, will take legal action against such sources to coerce compliance. In addition, the Alliance is monitoring, documenting, and reporting on the failures of regulatory agencies to take appropriate enforcement action.
Read some recent examples of our actions below. If you think our efforts are important, we hope you will take action and help us.