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Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Environmental Enforcement: Legal Strategies for Preventing the Use of the Border as a Shield Against Liability

Authors: 
Tobie Bernstein
Date Released: 
September 2002

Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Environmental Enforcement: Legal Strategies for Preventing the Use of the Border as a Shield Against Liability analyzes key legal issues that arise when pursuing formal enforcement actions against those that attempt to use the border as a shield. Underlying the discussion is the recognition that cooperation and coordination between U.S. and Mexican officials are critical importance in transboundary enforcement efforts. The report focuses on different civil legal issues that may arise in U.S. courts when transboundary scenarios are the subject of formal government enforcement or private lawsuits for damages. It also reviews relevant statute and case law in this area.

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