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Criminal enforcement of environmental statutes

United States v. Rockwell Int'l Corp.

The court holds that the U.S. Department of Justice's attempt to intervene in a qui tam suit filed against a corporation for violations of the False Claims Act did not breach a plea agreement in which the corporation pled...

Congressional Oversight of Federal Environmental Prosecutions: The Trashing of Environmental Crimes

Editors' Summary: Since late 1992, two congressional committees and an academic group working for a member of a third committee have issued reports severely criticizing the Environmental Crimes Section (ECS) of the U.S. Department...

The Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine in RCRA Criminal Enforcement: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Editors' Summary: EPA and the Department of Justice are aggressively enforcing the criminal provisions of federal environmental laws. Companies and their officers are subject to large fines and jail terms if convicted. Corporate...