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District of New Mexico

About the District of New Mexico

Our Role

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico enforces federal laws that protect our communities against harm caused by environmental crime, pollution, and climate change.  Our Office works in conjunction with federal, state, local, Tribal, and territorial government partners to address human health and environmental harms that disproportionately affect overburdened and underserved low-income communities, communities of color, and Tribal and Indigenous communities.  Our Environmental Justice Coordinator receives reports of environmental violations within our district and engages in outreach to promote greater public participation in environmental justice efforts. 

Meet the U.S. Attorney

Leadership
Alexander M.M. Uballez
U.S. Attorney

Contact
Albuquerque: 
(505) 346-7274
Fax: (505) 346-7296

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Alexander M.M. Uballez

What is Environmental Justice?

Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. 
 

What Can You Do?

If you become aware of an event that may be a threat to human health or the environment, report it!

Our Office welcomes reports of known or suspected environmental violations within the district.  Email our Environmental Justice Coordinator at USANM.Environment@usdoj.gov.

Examples of criminal environmental violations include:

• A chop-shop where stolen vehicles are dismantled and used oil is dumped;

• An oil and gas operator who fabricates records to show they looked for leaking components but never did so or conceals oil spills;

• Industries that fail to follow safety protocols as outlined in its risk management plan, which can put its workers and the public at risk;

• A wastewater treatment plant operator or industrial user who changes sample results to show compliance of non-compliant discharges to surface water or groundwater;

• A company that illegally discharges pollutants into a river or channel that leads to a river due to intentional or negligent maintenance of equipment and/or improperly trained staff with or without a permit;

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