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Environmental Justice and Enforcement

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Montana enforces federal laws to protect environmental quality and human health in all communities within the district. In coordination with components of the Justice Department, the United States Attorney’s Office will hold polluters accountable for their actions, prioritizing violations that reduce public health or cause environmental harms to overburdened and underserved communities.

The district’s Environmental Justice Coordinator will lead efforts to enforce both criminal and civil environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and hazardous waste laws. In addition to litigating cases in federal courtrooms throughout the district, the coordinator will attend community meetings where environmental issues are discussed and coordinate trainings for prosecutors and investigators.

Enforcement of the Justice Department’s Strategy relies upon meaningful engagement and transparency with impacted communities regarding environmental justice issues, efforts, and results. The United States Attorney’s Office encourages the public to report suspected environmental violations within the district. Reports may be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency or by email, mail, or phone to the United States Attorney’s Office.

United States Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

Attn: Environmental Justice Coordinator
2601 2nd Ave. N. Suite 3200,  Billings, MT 59101
(406) 657-6101

Updated October 12, 2022