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Environmental Justice Enforcement

Environmental Justice and Housing Conditions

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) enforces the Nation’s civil and criminal environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and hazardous waste laws. To learn more about DOJ’s environmental justice initiatives, visit the Office of Environmental Justice.

Ensuring safe housing conditions is a priority for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona. Working with our DOJ partners, the U.S. Attorney’s Office seeks to secure environmental justice for all communities, particularly underserved communities that have been historically marginalized and overburdened, including low-income communities, communities of color, and Tribal and Indigenous communities, to ensure that everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to a healthy environment in which to live, learn, play and work.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona is particularly focused on advancing environmental justice through Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and welcomes information from the public that brings to our attention possible discrimination against communities of color by local governments, including zoning and redevelopment decisions that disproportionately affect minority and underserved communities and municipal tax credits offered to polluting businesses. 

If you are concerned about discriminatory environmental and housing conditions, please email the U.S. Attorney’s Office at USAAZ.Environment@usdoj.gov and call DOJ Civil Rights Division at 1-888-TITLE-06 (1-888-848-5306).

To submit a complaint by mail, send the complaint to:

U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Arizona
Environmental Justice Coordinator

40 N. Central Ave., Suite 1800
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

To submit a complaint by phone, leave a message for our Environmental Justice and Civil Rights Team at 602-528-7299.

Language interpretation and disability accommodations are available upon request.

Updated October 14, 2022

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