Justice Department Suit May Signal Increase In Air Act Criminal Prosecutions

October 14, 2004
The Justice Department's high-profile prosecution of a New Jersey pipe manufacturer for alleged criminal violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and other environmental laws could signal broader use of criminal prosecutions under the air law, industry and government attorneys say. The case , U.S. v. Atlantic States, et al., is pending in federal district court in New Jersey, where the department is seeking to impose criminal penalties for alleged violations of CAA Title V permit requirements for excess carbon...

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