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Environmental Justice and Enforcement

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Hawaii vigorously enforces the nation’s environmental laws to address environmental, health, and climate impacts on individuals and communities within the district.  Through its casework, the Office gives force and effect to national policy, embodied in Executive Order 14008, which recognizes that “we face a climate crisis that threatens our people and communities, public health and economy, and, starkly, our ability to live on planet Earth.”   In accordance with this policy, the Office seeks to “hold polluters accountable for their actions,” and “combat the climate crisis with bold, progressive action that combines the full capacity of the Federal Government.”

Because environmental and health hazards often have a disproportionately high and adverse impact on disadvantaged communities, the Office has appointed an Environmental Justice Coordinator within the Civil Division.  The EJC Coordinator, working with the Civil Division, focuses on protecting the rights of disparately burdened residents. 

How to Contact the Office Regarding an Environmental Justice or Enforcement Matter 

The Office welcomes information from the public regarding possible environmental, health, and climate impacts on individuals and communities in the district.  You may submit information or concerns regarding environmental justice by email, mail, or phone.

Email:

You can send your information or concerns by email to: USAHI.EnvironmentalJustice@usdoj.gov

Mail:

You can send your information or concerns by mail to:

U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Hawaii
300 Ala Moana Boulevard, Room 6-100
Honolulu, Hawaii  96850

Attn: Environmental Justice Coordinator

Phone:

To submit a complaint by telephone, call (808) 541-2850 and request to speak to the Environmental Justice Coordinator.

Updated June 11, 2024