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Criminal Negligence Prosecutions Under the Federal Clean Water Act: A Statistical Analysis and an Evaluation of the Impact of Hanousek and Hong

What can we learn about the use of the criminal negligence provisions of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) by reviewing prior environmental crimes cases brought by the federal government? In an effort to answer that question, the...

Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Laws--Part I

Editors' Summary: In this first of a three-part series, the authors examine the history and general operation of the federal environmental crimes program. The authors first describe how an effective enforcement program emerged in...

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...