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Environmental Justice


The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) enforces the Nation's civil and criminal environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, hazardous waste laws, and laws protecting endangered species and other wildlife.

Working with our DOJ partners, the U.S. Attorney's Office seeks to secure environmental justice for all communities to ensure that everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to a healthy environment.

"In Northern Alabama, we enjoy the abundant natural beauty of our rivers, lakes, and forests, and the outdoor activities that these resources make possible.
Working together to identify and address unlawful injury to the environment,
we can protect our health and safety and preserve our natural resources for future generations."

- U.S. Attorney Prim Escalona

Protect the Community with us.

Community members who are interested in learning more about our Environmental Protection Practice are encouraged to contact the U.S. Attorney's Office at 205-244-2141 or email us at when also contacting local, state, or federal agency hotlines or
websites to report environmental, health and safety concerns.

Contact Information


Our office makes it a priority to ensure the living and working conditions for our communities are safe and healthy.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Alabama requests that you to notify us of your environmental justice concerns.

For any violations impacting: Please report the violation to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at Contact the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) at 1-800-321-6742 if the violation concerns workplace conditions such as chemicals or noxious fumes.

Contact U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 1-800-344-9453 for violations concern pesticides harming wildlife.

To report an oil or chemical spill contact the National Response Center (NRC) at 1-800-424-8802 If the violation concerns medication, cosmetics, biological products, and other products for human consumption contact the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at 1-888-463-6332 Concerns about discriminatory environmental and health impacts caused by recipients of federal funds contact the Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division at 1-888-848-5306.

If the violation concerns the destruction of wetlands contact your local district branch of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Office at 1-800-832-7828.

Updated September 30, 2022