Introduction to Environmental Law
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Environmental and safety managers need a working knowledge of the laws regulating the operations of their businesses. They may be called upon to interpret regulations, collect and preserve evidence, or defend their employers' practices. Environmental employees have been found liable individually, and even charged criminally, pursuant to the environmental laws.
This course assists environmental and safety managers in identifying legal issues, deepening their understanding of how the law intersects with work duties and responsibilities, and learning how best to protect themselves and their employers from claims and enforcement actions.
To that end, this course surveys the broad array of federal, state, and local laws and agencies regulating the environmental impacts of company operations. The instructor's experience in defending clients from enforcement proceedings, such as those brought by EPA, TCEQ, and OSHA, will provide real-world case histories illustrating how best to negotiate and defend a company from penalties.