Professor Jeff Meyer, a former federal prosecutor of environmental crimes, available to discuss BP fines

Jeff Meyer, Quinnipiac University School of Law professor and former federal prosecutor of environmental crimes, is available today to discuss BP paying $4.5 billion in fines and pleading guilty to charges in connection with the 2010 Gulf Spill.

This looks to be the most significant criminal environmental enforcement action in history,” Meyer said. “Although most environmental law is done by means of civil enforcement regulation, the settlement today is an important example of how criminal enforcement is significant as well and to ensure that companies do not factor irreparable environmental harm as no more than a “cost of doing business.” Today’s settlement should send shock-waves through industry and provoke all other energy and natural-resource companies to double-down on their internal practices and safeguards to reduce the threats of catastrophes of the kind that happened in the Gulf.”

To arrange an interview with Meyer, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations at Quinnipiac, at 203-206-4449.

Categories: experiences, insight, news, School of Law

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