Environmental Justice Coordinator appointed in Northern District

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FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C.

 

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld has appointed Max Nogay to serve as Environmental Justice Coordinator for the Northern District of West Virginia.

Nogay, an Assistant United States Attorney since 2020, will lead efforts to enforce both criminal and civil environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and hazardous waste laws. In addition to litigating cases in federal courtrooms throughout the district, Nogay will attend community meetings where environmental issues are discussed and coordinate trainings for prosecutors and investigators.

“We’re fortunate to have someone like Max Nogay to help protect public health and natural resources in West Virginia,” said Ihlenfeld. “He brings great energy and enthusiasm to the job and will be responsive to environmental concerns raised by citizens.”

Nogay will also enforce the federal statutes that provide for the humane treatment of animals across West Virginia, to include captive, farmed, and companion animals. He will bring prosecutions against those involved in animal fighting operations and other types of inhumane criminal enterprises.

The public can report suspected violations of environmental and animal welfare laws to the U.S. Attorney’s Office by calling (304) 234-0100.