Impact of Environmental Criminal Enforcement on Disaster Response


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
University of Houston Law Center

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Texas RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program

Project Location: Texas

Funding Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Controlling Document: The RESTORE Act
Year Awarded: 2016

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Social Science Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

This study will aid future responses to environmental incidents and releases in the Texas Gulf region by shedding light on the true risks of environmental enforcement after disasters, and offer suggestions on how best to promote effective and speedy disclosure and cleanup in light of those risks. This research will assemble a database of all major industrial disasters in the United States since 2000, focusing on incidents that have occurred in the Texas Gulf Region.

Project Contact

Project Partners

Tracy Hester

Affiliated Institutions

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi


Project ID: 591
Project Name: Impact of Environmental Criminal Enforcement on Disaster Response
SourceUID:
Latitude: 29.72241
Longitude: -95.33774
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Harris
Project Category: Human and Social
Project Action: Social Science Research
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Additional Project Action(s):
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s):
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Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2018
Implementing Organization: University of Houston Law Center
Implementing Organization Type: Joint
Point of Contact – Name: Larry McKinney
Point of Contact – Phone: Larry.McKinney@tamucc.edu
Point of Contact – Email: (361) 825-2070
Other Partners: Tracy Hester
Affiliated Institutions: Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Link: None
Project Comments: Grant funds to support a study whether industrial disasters actually trigger environmental criminal investigation or enforcement and the degree to which these fears and concerns about criminal liability have hampered or constrained first responses to disasters. This research will assemble a database of all major industrial disasters in the United States since 2000.
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 80251
DWH Funder: The U.S. Department of Treasury
DWH Funder Type: Federal
DWH Funding Program: The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Texas RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence Program
DWH Dollar Amount : 80251
DWH Source: Transocean and Anadarko
Fund Origin: Civil Settlement
Controlling Documents: The RESTORE Act
Award Year: 2016
Award Month: 8
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB