environmental crimes

New York Men Jailed for 'Rip and Run' Asbestos Removals

New York Men Jailed for 'Rip and Run' Asbestos Removals

UTICA, New York, February 16, 2009 (ENS) – A federal judge has sentenced two operators of asbestos abatement companies to prison for environmental crimes related to the illegal removal and disposal of asbestos in upstate New York. U.S. District Judge David Hurd for the Northern District of New York handed John Wood of Plattsburgh a…

EPA's Most Wanted Fugitives Featured on New Website

EPA's Most Wanted Fugitives Featured on New Website

WASHINGTON, DC, December 10, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking a page from the book of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is now posting pictures and descriptions of fugitive environmental lawbreakers or those accused of environmental crimes on a new website. The EPA’s Most Wanted site opened today at: http://www.epa.gov/fugitives…

Criminal Gangs Plunder the Planet for Quick Profit

Criminal Gangs Plunder the Planet for Quick Profit

VIENNA, Austria, October 14, 2008 (ENS) – Organized environmental crime is a serious and growing threat across the world, according to a new report by the undercover Environmental Investigation Agency. The London-based NGO today presented its report to a United Nations meeting on transborder organized crime in Vienna with an urgent call for action. The…

Florida Asks Citizens to Report Environmental Crime

Florida Asks Citizens to Report Environmental Crime

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, april 14, 2008 (ENS) – Public outreach and education will help increase awareness of environmental crimes, and when people are aware of such crimes, they will report them to law enforcement authorities, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, DEP. The state agency intends to encourage this type of reporting by participating…