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EPA chief says 'gutting' charges are unfounded

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Anne Collier / October 14, 1982


A coalition of conservation groups is accusing President Reagan of gutting pollution enforcement and giving away resources.

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The 10 organizations leveled the charges in a report detailing examples in local areas where they argue Reagan policies are harming the environment. The administration reaction came swiftly: Environmental Protection Agency chief Anne Gorsuch said ''It's amazing how many of these completely subjective and conclusionary statements can be made with absolutely no foundation in fact.''