Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Shorthanded on enforcement?

Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 12:05 am
Providence Business News

State environmental agencies have less staff to adequately protect Rhode Island waters than in the past, and that could negatively impact the local economy, say advocates...

The agency has seven staff attorneys, down from nine in 2005; and as of 2014, had 23 staff in compliance and inspection, down from 39, and 67 in the water division, down from 86 in 2005...

as of 2013, the most recent year available, there was a DEM backlog of 150 enforcement cases in the Office of Compliance and Inspection.

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