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Criminal Environmental Enforcement Under the Trump Administration


June 12, 2018


Washington, DC (and teleconference)

This program was sponsored by the Civil & Criminal Enforcement Committee of the D.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Community. Cosponsored by the Administrative Law and Agency Practice Community; Environmental Law Institute and ABA Section on Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources.

This program featured top government officials and private practitioners who discussed recent developments in the Trump Administration’s criminal environmental enforcement program including agency staffing, enforcement priorities, cooperative federalism and new policies on settlement payments to third parties and use of agency guidance documents. The panelists also examined EPA’s 2017 year-end statistics on environmental crimes prosecutions and discuss trends in EPA’s and DOJ’s enforcement of air, water and land disposal regulations.

Deborah Harris
, Chief, Environmental Crimes Section, U.S. Department of Justice
Stacey Mitchell, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Jessica Taylor, Director, Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. EPA
Bruce Pasfield, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP (Moderator)