Bruce Pasfield presented,"From Oil Spills to Midnight Dumping: What Makes an Environmental Harm Turn Criminal?," during this webcast sponsored by BNA
. During the past year, the Environmental Protection Agency has increased the number of its criminal investigators nationwide to more than 200 in compliance with the 1990 Pollution Prosecution Act. Many practitioners still have questions about criminal investigations and how decisions are made concerning whether and who to charge, as well as what their client should do if the client discovers evidence of potentially criminal conduct. Some of these issues are dealt with in formal policies, while others are a matter of practice after decades of developing environmental crimes cases. In this 90-minute webinar Bruce Pasfield discussed key issues that often arise in environmental crimes investigations and cases.