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ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL
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Leadership
Robert G. Dreher
Acting Assistant Attorney General
Contact
Office of the Assistant Attorney General
(202) 514-2701

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The Environment and Natural Resources Division, which is organized into ten sections, has primary responsibilities for litigation as well as appellate and policy work on behalf of the United States regarding:

Prevention and Clean Up of Pollution

Environmental Challenges to Federal Programs and Activities

Stewardship of Public Lands and Natural Resources

Property Acquisition for Federal Needs

Wildlife Protection

Indian Rights and Claims

With offices across the United States, the Division is the nation's environmental lawyer, and the largest environmental law firm in the country.

 

Meet the Assistant Attorney General
 
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Acting Assistant Attorney General (Acting AAG)

Robert G. Dreher became Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division on June 10, 2013.


News
Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority Signs Agreement That Will Bring It into Compliance with the Clean Air Act
April 23, 2014
Under an agreement announced today by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (VIWAPA) will come into compliance with air pollution control requirements in the federal Clean Air Act at its Estate Richmond Generating Facility located on St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. These air pollution control requirements help reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM) that can cause serious respiratory health effects. These pollutants are linked to serious health problems, including asthma, lung and heart disease.
Brooklyn Fish Dealer Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud
April 23, 2014
Alan Dresner, a federally-licensed fish dealer from Brooklyn, N.Y., pleaded guilty today in federal court in Central Islip, N.Y., to federal violations stemming from his role in systematically underreporting fluke (summer flounder) that was being harvested as part of the federal Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program, the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division announced.
Environment and Natural Resources Division Releases FY 2013 Accomplishments Report
April 22, 2014
The Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) today released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Accomplishments Report, detailing its work alongside other federal agencies, U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, and state, local and tribal governments to enforce environmental and wildlife laws, protect our nation’s natural resources and ensure that all Americans enjoy clean air, water and land.

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Last Updated: April 2014