• Criminal Liability Concerns to the Environmental Professional -- I Should Have Known Better
  • May 14, 2003
  • Law Firm: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - Dallas Office
  • When corporations and the people working for them fail to comply with environmental laws, they are not only vulnerable to civil and administrative penalties, but increasingly to criminal sanctions as well. Criminal liability for environmental crimes was rare prior to 1970, and other than the EPA, many federal law enforcement agents were not even aware that environmental crimes existed. A different reality exists today.