Environmental Enforcement Undertakings and Possible Implications: Responsive, Smarter or Rent Seeking?
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- Dr Ole Pedersen
|Publication type ||Article|
|Journal||Modern Law Review|
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|Enforcement undertakings have recently been added to the Environment Agency's list of mechanisms available for the enforcement of certain environmental offences. An enforcement undertaking is a written agreement between the regulator and the offender in which the offender proposes to undertake particular actions in relation to the relevant non-compliant activity. This article examines the use of enforcement undertakings by the Environment Agency, arguing that the undertakings have significant regulatory implications and give rise to a series of possible problems. Notwithstanding this, the article concludes that enforcement undertakings possess a number of potentially positive features, making them a useful alternative to existing enforcement mechanisms.|
|Publisher||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|