A Framework for Understanding the Relationship Between Environmental Liability and Managerial Decisions Affecting Pollution Prevention

Environmental Law Institute
Date Released
September 1993

This report analyzes the current state of several specific types of environmental liability and how managers might react to information about potential environmental liability. The report then describes the management and accounting systems typically used to provide managers with information to be used in decision making and analyzes how information about liability is used in the various management systems and identifies some problems with the way this information is used by management. The report concludes with recommendations for improvements in how lawyers and managers communicate and use information about environmental liabilities.

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