Environmental Crimes Deskbookby John F. Cooney
Criminal enforcement of environmental law has exploded since the Justice Department formed its Environmental Crimes Section in the early 1980s. In just a dozen years, federal and state prosecutors have obtained more than a thousand pleas and convictions, hundreds of millions in fines, and significant prison terms. The Environmental Crimes Deskbook will help environmental professionals understand this rapidly growing and complex area and avoid the fields abundant traps for the unwary. The Deskbook provides verbatim text of the criminal provisions of the major federal environmental statutes and agency guidance on such issues as enforcement policy, investigative and prosecutorial procedures, parallel proceedings, and environmental self-audits.
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