Making the Polluter Pay

Environmental Law Institute president John C. Cruden discusses “Making the Polluter Pay: Environmental Enforcement in the Modern Era” at the Law School’s annual Kerlin Lecture on Environmental Law on Thursday, October 27. Free and open to the public!

John C. Cruden, president of the nationally-recognized nonprofit Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and a former U.S. Department of Justice official, will speak about the modern era of environmental enforcement when he delivers the 12th annual Gilbert and Sarah Kerlin Lecture on Environmental Law at 6:00 p.m. on October 27 at the  Robert B. Fleming Moot Courtroom on the Pace Law School Campus.

Cruden will address the purpose behind enforcement, the national and international goals of enforcement, as well as key challenges and accomplishments. Drawing upon two decades at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he led or supervised enforcement efforts, he will discuss his work with international prosecutors and judges. Cruden will also present the current enforcement statistics of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and will share his views regarding the future of environmental legal enforcement. 

For more information on Cruden and the lecture, visit the website.