In a recent environmental action, local enforcement officials aggressively pursued the potential criminal and civil prosecution of a Goldberg Segalla LLP client for alleged willful Clean Air Act violations. Tactics included multiple subpoenas, obtaining statements, and the quarantine of the facility. Goldberg Segalla’s Environmental Practice Group successfully defended the corporate owner of the premises and its principal, avoiding in their entirety civil penalties against the corporation and the criminal prosecution of the principal for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. Ultimately no fines or criminal charges were pursued.