2017 EPA Enforcement Results By the Numbers
Today, we’ll take a by-the-numbers look at how EPA enforced environmental laws in 2017 and compare these results to EPA’s FY 2016 enforcement report.
See the full EPA Annual Enforcement Data here.
The number of environmental compliance inspections performed by EPA inspectors.
Year-over-year change: -13% (13,500 inspections in FY 2016)
Year-over-year change: +32% ($13.7 billion in injunctive relief in FY 2016)
Year-over-year change: -12% (1,372 Orders in FY 2016)
Year-over-year change: -66% ($6 billion in FY 2016)*
*The value of administrative penalties can fluctuate year-by-year due to extremely large penalties in some years for highly-publicized violations—e.g. major oil spills, CERCLA settlements, and the like.
Year-over-year change: -25% (184 criminals sentenced in FY 2016)
Year-over-year change: +64% (93 years of jail time in FY 2016)
Year-over-year change: +20% ($1 billion committed in FY 2016)
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