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Environmental Justice & Public Health

The U.S. Department of Justice enforces the Nation’s civil and criminal environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and hazardous waste laws. We also protect natural resources.

Working with our partners at the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal agencies, 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 which to live, learn, play, and work.

Who to Contact:

If the violation impacts:

  • Air quality
  • Climate Change
  • Chemicals and Toxics
  • Health
  • Land, waste, and cleanup
  • Water


  • Report the violation to the Environmental Protection Agency at:
  • If the violation concerns workplace conditions such as chemicals or noxious fumes:
    • Contact the Occupational Safety and Health Administration at 1-800-321-6742
  • If the violation concerns pesticides harming wildlife:
    • Contact the United States Fish and Wildlife Service at 1-800-344-9453
  • If the violation harms wetlands:
  • If the violation concerns medications, cosmetics, biological products, and other products for human consumption:
    • Contact the Food and Drug Administration at 1-888-463-6332
  • To report an oil or chemical spill:
    • Contact the National Response Center at 1-800-424-8802
  • If you are concerned about discriminatory environmental and health impacts caused by recipients of federal funds:
    • Call DOJ Civil Rights at 1-888-TITLE-06 (1-888-848-5306


If you have any questions or concerns, you may send a letter to:

United States Attorney's Office

Northern District of Indiana

Attention: Environmental Justice Coordinator

5400 Federal Plaza, Ste. 1500

Hammond, Indiana 46320

Updated October 19, 2022