Environment and Natural Resources Division

Environment and Natural Resources Division

Department of Justice, EPA and the State of Utah Reach Agreement with Salt Lake County to Reduce Polluted Runoff and Protect Water Quality

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Meet the Acting Assistant Attorney General

Acting Assistant Attorney General, Jeffrey H. Wood
Acting Assistant Attorney General, Jeffrey H. Wood

Jeffrey H. Wood began serving as Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) on January 20, 2017. He previously served as environmental counsel for U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions and as the Republican staff director for the U.S. Senate Subcommittees on Clean Air & Nuclear Safety and Water & Wildlife. In addition to his government service, Jeff’s career has included time as a partner in the environmental and energy practice groups of a private law firm and as in-house counsel for a transportation company. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Florida State University.

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What We Do

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.