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Sam Hirsch
Acting Assistant Attorney General
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(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
 
Sam Hirsch
Acting Assistant Attorney General (Acting AAG)

Sam Hirsch was appointed Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division on May 19, 2014.


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Canadian Antiques Dealer Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to Attempted Wildlife Smuggling
November 25, 2014
Xiao Ju Guan, aka Tony Guan, a Canadian antiques dealer, pleaded guilty today in Manhattan federal court to attempting to smuggle rhinoceros horns from New York to Canada, announced Sam Hirsch, the Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice, and Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Colorado Big Game Hunting Outfitter Sentenced to More Than Two Years for Role in Illegal Mountain Lion and Bobcat Hunts
November 21, 2014
Christopher W. Loncarich, 55, of Mack, Colorado, was sentenced in federal court in Denver yesterday to serve 27 months in prison. The sentence was a result of Loncarich’s guilty plea to a felony conspiracy charge stemming from his sale of outfitting services for illegal mountain lion and bobcat hunts in Colorado and Utah, the Justice Department announced.
XS Platinum and Five Corporate Officials Indicted for Illegal Discharges from the Platinum Creek Mine and for False Statements to Federal Officials
November 19, 2014
XS Platinum, Inc. and five of its officers and employess were indicted by a federal grand jury in Anchorage today for five felony violations, including conspiracy to violate the Clean Water Act and for submitting material false statements, announced Sam Hirsch, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and Karen L. Loeffler, U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska.

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Last Updated: November 2014