Wednesday July 15, 2020

EPA set for overhaul in wake of international review

Report warns that environmental body could be facing irrelevance

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

28th June, 2020
The EPA monitors air quality, water quality in rivers, lakes and seas, greenhouse gases and household and industrial waste

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is facing an overhaul, after an international review warned that it could be overlooked in its attempts to influence climate change policies.

The report has identified problems with the agency‘s managers having to travel too much between decentralised offices, an outdated website, and ongoing tensions with the civil servants in its parent department.

Its main recommendation is that the EPA has to become more vocal in influencing climate...

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