Environmental Law Enforcement in Georgia

As the environment continues to change, so does conservation law enforcement. Today's conservation ranger has a diversified list of duties and serves more than just the hunter and fisher. In order to protect the environment, enforceable environmental laws are necessary to insure the safety of the habitat which we share with our wildlife. Georgia's Waste Control Law, Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) 16-7- 50 (5 Apr 1993), gave Georgia's 40,000 law enforcement officers statutes to meet this need. As we enter the new millennium, we will see the increasing importance of protecting the environment. As political awareness aims at polluters, we too should be on the front line waging war against crimes that destroy the environment that wildlife and mankind depend on. The following outlines the creation and implementation of a law designed to stop the people that commit these crimes.

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