Tuesday, May 10, 2011

S.350 - Environmental Crimes Enforcement Act of 2011

S.350 - Environmental Crimes Enforcement Act of 2011; Senator Patrick Leahy D-VT

Environmental Crimes Enforcement Act of 2011 - Directs the United States Sentencing Commission to review and amend the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and policy statements applicable to persons convicted of offenses under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to reflect the intent of Congress that penalties for such offenses be increased to appropriately account for the actual harm to the public and the environment from such offenses. Amends the federal criminal code to require mandatory restitution to victims of crimes under such Act.

Read the complete bill here

: This bill should be opposed. This bill will make the lawyers even richer, cause more businesses to leave the United States, further offshore mega corporate consolidation, and in the end make Americans poorer.

One other thing, it should put more campaign contributions in the back pocket of the Democrat Party from the lawyers too, who already give record donations to their number one party. Leahy is too transparent in his actions.

When are Americans going to wake up to this sort of manipulation of legislation? This will not help the environment or the citizen, only ambulance chasing lawyers and the Environmental Defense Fund and World Wildlife Fund who make their money in courts!

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