|Regulation Negotiation Role-Play: Bog Berries, Inc. v. the Federal Environmental Agency A Case of Compliance Negotiation
|Year of Publication
|Preston, C, Susskind, L
|agency, agreement, agreements, Carson Extension, dispute, environmental dispute resolution, negotiate, negotiating, negotiation, negotiator
Five-issue negotiation between three factory representatives and three Federal Environmental Agency representatives over the factory's new operational agreement, in the context of harsh public criticism of both parties
Bog Berries Inc. (Bog Berries), a large and successful cranberry products firm, has been accused of intentionally dumping toxins into sewers and waterways near its plant. The Federal Environmental Agency (FEA) filed felony charges under revisions of the Clean Water Act. An uneasy settlement deal was reached between Bog Berries and the FEA, but both parties have suffered considerable public relations damage and feelings are raw. Representatives from both sides must now negotiate the detailed stipulations of a new agreement that will allow Bog Berries to continue operation while meeting FEA requirements.