- Environmental Crime Prevention Program
The Environmental Crime Prevention Program (ECPP) was an organization which tracked dumped
nuclear waste, including Soviet nuclear missilesleft over from the Cold War. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6201276.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6201276.stm] BBC NewsRetrieved on April 5, 2008] It was founded by Italian lawyer and self-styled security consultant Mario Scaramellaalong with his partner Filippo Marinoin Naples, Italyin 1997. Describing itself as an "permanent intergovernmental conference" focusing on environmental crimewith rotating presidencies by such countries as Samoaand Angola, its true purpose remains difficult to discern, and recently the ECPP has attracted the attention of Italian investigative authorities, who consider it to be a probable front organization.
Mission and purpose
The website of
Environmental Security Internationalquotes Scaramella as describing the mission of the ECPP as "providing environmental protection and security through technology on a global basis, particularly for developing nations. ECPP has offices at the Fucino Space Centerin Italy, the largest civilian space center in the world. ECPP has used aerial surveillanceand the remote sensingcapabilities of satellites to detect environmental crimes in Eastern and Southern Europe and eco-terrorism in Central Africa and South America."
Among the mysteries of the ECPP was a supposed "IV Plenary Conference" [http://www.uonna.it/ecpp-programma.htm ECPP 4th Plenary Report] held at the
United States Environmental Protection Agency's offices in New York, which Scaramella used to register for intergovernmental status.The ECPP's IV Plenary Conference reportedly lasted for all of one hour [Claudio Gatti, [http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/01/09/news/mario.php How one man insinuated himself into poisoning case] , "International Herald Tribune" January 9, 2007] . The ECPP didn't even hold a First Plenary Conference, as Scaramella thought it more credible to directly pass to the Second Conference in order to succeed in fund-raising. The "IV Plenary Conference" was then used by Scaramella to give credit to his shell organisation when he went to see other official organisations.
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