The History And Development Of Environmental Enforcement and Its Economic Justification With A Specific Examination Of Environmental Disasters

Presenter: Joseph Mark Mirabella

The Ewing Green Team will sponsor a new series of environmental presentations designed to engage Ewing residents in a public conversation about critical environmental issues and to spark new ideas concerning sustainability.   The first installment of the series will be held on Monday, February 24th at 7 p.m. at the Ewing Branch of the Mercer County Library in Meeting Room 2.

Before the 1970s and the first Earth Day there was little significant regulation to protect this nation’s environmental health. Then in the 1970’s and ‘80s there was an explosion of new environmental laws and regulations and with it came enforcement. Without significant government enforcement, these new rules were meaningless. Attendees will learn how environmental enforcement has changed over the last 40 years, and how it is rapidly evolving into the future. They will also learn how these changes may affect their business or community, and how they can adjust to the potential new world of environmental enforcement. Whether you are interested historically about where we have come from environmentally, or where we are going in the future, this will be an interesting presentation for you!

This event is free and open to the public.  No pre-registration is required.

About Mr. Mirabella

joemirabellaJoseph Mark Mirabella is currently the Central Regional Supervisor for the NJDEP Hazardous Waste Enforcement program.  He is a former Environmental Science Teacher and has taught and lectured on environmental issues at NJ Colleges and Universities for the last 35 years. Currently, he is a Commissioner on the Ewing Township Redevelopment Agency and is a member of Ewing’s Environmental Commission & Sustainable Green Team.

Date: Monday, February 24th
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Ewing Branch of the Mercer County Library, Meeting Room 2