• Passed in 1980 and enforced by the United States Coast Guard and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, The Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS) makes it a crime to violate certain provisions of MARPOL.

  • In addition to establishing a whistleblower award program for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act greatly expanded anti-retaliation protections for individuals blowing the whistle on securities law violations.

  • The Lacey Act protects both plants and wildlife by creating penalties for violations, such as the illegal cultivation, buying, selling, possession, or trading of wildlife, fish, or plants. The Act also prohibits falsifying documents for the shipment of wildlife, which is a criminal penalty. Also, it prohibits the failure to mark wildlife shipments, which is a civil penalty.