Call for zero tolerance on environmental law breakers

Businesses that breach environmental laws should face tougher penalties, including restrictions on their ability to trade, according to a senior environmental lawyer.

13th September, 2008

Businesses that breach environmental laws should face tougher penalties, including restrictions on their ability to trade, according to a senior environmental lawyer.

Deborah Spence, a partner in Arthur Cox solicitors in Dublin, said small and medium-sized firms (SMEs) should also face mandatory audits to see if they were complying with environmental legislation.

Spence, who heads the environment and planning law group at Arthur Cox, was among the speakers at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conference...

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