DOJ enforcement

October 12, 2019

Plant manager criminally charged and sentenced under CAA general duty clause . . .

Despite the reduction in enforcement resources at today’s EPA, serious misconduct is still being investigated and prosecuted by DOJ and EPA.  The recent Clean Air Act conviction of a senior executive at a Montana energy company demonstrates EPA’s criminal program will continue to focus attention on catastrophic incidents and the underlying conduct that may contribute […]
December 3, 2018

Company pleads guilty to failing to properly supervise Clean Water Act discharge monitoring and reporting . . .

We are likely to see an increase in these types of criminal negligence prosecutions by DOJ/EPA, involving companies who fail to provide sufficient oversight over employees who collect, monitor and report environmental quality reports to the state regulatory agency or to EPA.   The company in the present case admitted to failing to meaningfully supervise the […]
August 14, 2016

Doug Parker Discusses DOJ's Greater Scrutiny of Workplace Health & Safety