WIT Press


Environmental Litigation - Air Pollution Models And Modelers In Court

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR010001

Volume

47

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,130 kb

Author(s)

P. Zannetti

Abstract

Environmental litigation - air pollution models and modelers in court P. Zannetti EnviroComp Consulting, Inc. Fremont, California, USA Abstract Environmental litigation has been steadily increasing over the last two decades. This phenomenon is particularly noticeable in the United States (US). However, this trend is also affecting European countries and courts that deal with international issues. The parties and their attorneys involved in litigation need expert witnesses such as scientists, engineers, medical doctors, etc., in order to comprehend various cases, and to help define litigation strategy, thus producing accurate and convincing written reports as well as expert testimony to judges and juries. This paper exhibits a series of informal considerations and reflections of the role of scientists within this process, which is based upon experience in both Europe and the US. 1 Introduction Statistics across the board indicate that the US is a legally aware soc

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