Expected Wave Of Enviro Crime Cases Still A Ripple

Law360, New York (October 1, 2010, 3:54 PM EDT) -- While expectations were high that the Obama administration would significantly ramp up environmental criminal prosecutions, attorneys say they're still waiting for the predicted deluge of new cases.

As the Obama administration took up the reigns in Washington, many expected a rapid uptick in environmental enforcement. And EPA officials, including EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, have over the past year been touting their commitment to boosting criminal enforcement resources and cases.

“There's nothing like the threat of jail time or criminal prosecution to really make management all the...
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