Abstract: The Geologist's Role in Environmental Risk Management
J. Mark Baker
Today every business must project an image of true knowledge and genuine concern for the environment while still being responsible for economic growth and the efficient use of our non-renewable natural resources. The best way to accomplish this is by taking the initiative and assuming a proactive position on environmental issues.
There is a distinct difference between an environmentalist and an environmental professional. The Sierra Club and Green Peace are classic, environmentalist organizations. Geologists, engineers, consultants, contractors, and individuals involved in working with industry to achieve environmental goals and regulatory compliance are environmental professionals. These are two distinctly different groups with very different goals.
The experienced geologist is by degree qualified to perform work in the environmental industry. However, specific experience and training is necessary m order to practice proficiently as an environmental professional.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90960©1995 AAPG Southwest Section Meeting, Dallas, Texas