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Environmental Crimes: Federal & State Cases

This guide is designed to assist judges with deciphering the scientific and technical data involved with most environmental criminal offenses. It will also assist legal practitioners in locating resources related to federal environmental criminal law.


These cases feature a discussion of the science involved in the investigation of environmental crimes. Several civil cases with lengthy discussions of scientific evidence are included as well.  For excellent surveys of environmental crime enforcement, consult the annual reviews written by Steven Solow and linked below.

Annual Reviews

Federal Criminal Cases

Federal Civil Cases

State Cases

Recent Case Highlights in New York