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Agencies open review of environmental crime

U.S. Attorney David Hickton is assessing how environmental laws are enforced in southwestern Pennsylvania, a review that may lead him to expand the focus and resources his office devotes to environmental crimes.

Mr. Hickton said he began meeting in December with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the state Department of Environmental Protection and state attorney general to discuss opportunities for improved environmental enforcement. Another meeting is scheduled for next week.

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