U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama Announces New Public Reporting Procedure for Environmental Justice and Environmental Crimes

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           Montgomery, Alabama – Today, United States Attorney Sandra J. Stewart announced new ways for individuals within the Middle District of Alabama to report environmental justice concerns to federal officials. 

           Members of the public who have concerns about environmental matters can now report them to the Department of Justice by sending an email to USAALM.Environment@usdoj.gov.

           The U.S. Attorney’s Office is implementing this public reporting procedure under the Justice Department’s Comprehensive Environmental Justice Enforcement Strategy. This strategy is intended to provide “timely and effective remedies for systemic environmental violations,” while advancing environmental justice in underserved communities that have been historically marginalized and overburdened.

           The new public reporting procedure seeks to complement other avenues for reporting environmental concerns to the federal government, such as the online portal maintained by the Environmental Protection Agency at https://echo.epa.gov/report-environmental-violations.

           “Environmental justice and public health issues are priorities of the Department of Justice,” said U.S. Attorney Stewart. “My office is committed to ensuring safe living and working conditions for all. I encourage concerned individuals and organizations in our community to utilize the new reporting procedures so that federal agencies can better address environmental harms caused by violations of our laws and regulations.”

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