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According to the Guardian, ten companies that allegedly polluted air and water will not be required to pay penalties they agreed to before June 1.


  1. What total in civil penalties will not be made by these ten companies?
  2. Why are these penalties being delayed and do you believe this is a good policy?
  3. Who are the violating companies mentioned in the article and what were their violations?


Holden,E. (2020) U.S. lets corporations delay paying environmental fines amid pandemic. The Guardian, May 27 (Retrievable online at