The New Environmental Hazard: Prison
Kole, Janet S., Lefeber, Hope C., Risk Management
Lawyers at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) say that the much-threatened explosion of criminal prosecutions for violations of environmental statutes will begin in earnest in 1994. Pursuant to the Pollution Prosecution Act of 1990, Congress has authorized the EPA to hire as many as 200 criminal investigators by 1995, and federal criminal prosecutions, while certainly not overwhelming in number, have increased more than 300 percent in the last 10 years, with criminal penalties totalling over $260 million in fines and 446 years in prison for environmental criminals.
What makes the prospect of criminal prosecution for an environmental crime so daunting is that …
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Publication information: Article title: The New Environmental Hazard: Prison. Contributors: Kole, Janet S. - Author, Lefeber, Hope C. - Author. Magazine title: Risk Management. Volume: 41. Issue: 6 Publication date: June 1994. Page number: 37+. © 1999 Risk Management Society Publishing, Inc. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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