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Sam Hirsch
Acting Assistant Attorney General
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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
 
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.


News
Cargo Ship Chief Engineer Convicted of Environmental Crimes, Obstruction of Justice and Witness Tampering
December 17, 2014
A chief engineer from the M/V Trident Navigator was convicted by a federal jury in New Orleans late yesterday after a week-long trial, of knowingly falsifying the vessel’s oil record book in violation of the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships (APPS), obstruction of justice and witness tampering, announced the Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Statement by Attorney General Holder on the Senate Confirmation of John Cruden as the Assistant Attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources Division
December 16, 2014
“I am delighted to welcome John Cruden back to the Department of Justice as Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division."
Italian Shipping Company Pleads Guilty to Environmental Crimes for Concealing Vessel Pollution
December 16, 2014
An Italian shipping firm based in Genoa, Italy, pleaded guilty to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships by falsifying required ships’ documents to hide the fact that the ship had illegally discharged oil contaminated wasteAn Italian shipping firm based in Genoa, Italy, pleaded guilty to violating the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships by falsifying required ships’ documents to hide the fact that the ship had illegally discharged oil contaminated waste into the ocean on multiple occasions, announced the Department of Justice Environment and Natural Resources Division, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida, and the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Last Updated: December 2014