Princess Cruises Hit With Largest-Ever Criminal Penalty For ‘Deliberate Pollution’

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Super-sized cruise ship, Venice, Italy. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


The California-based cruise operator, Princess Cruise Lines, will pay a $40 million fine for “deliberate pollution of the seas and intentional acts to cover it up,” according to the Department of Justice, which calls it “the largest-ever criminal penalty involving deliberate vessel pollution…”

Read Full Article, NPR (12-01-2016)

France to Soon Enact the Principle of Ecological Prejudice; Le Figaro (02-28-2015)
French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira, presented, a bill proposing to include the notion of ecological prejudice in the Civil Code, and to make reparation a legal obligation.
The bill was adopted June 21st, 2016, and the notion of ecological prejudice is now included in the french Civil Code.


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