Politics

Bush’s EPA pursuing fewer polluters.

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Under the Bush administration, the EPA’s “pursuit of criminal cases against polluters” was “down nearly 70 percent between fiscal years 2002 and 2006, compared with a four-year period in the late 1990s.” The number of investigators in the Criminal Investigation Division is also down, with many “sometimes are diverted to other duties, such as service on EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson’s eight-person security detail.”