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Environmental Justice and Enforcement

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa vigorously enforces the nation’s environmental laws to address environmental, health, and climate impacts on individuals and communities within the district. The United States Department of Justice has prioritized enforcement of environmental laws in communities that have been underserved and overburdened. https://www.justice.gov/oej

The United States Department of Justice enforces federal civil and criminal environmental laws including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, toxic and hazardous material laws, and worker safety laws.  The DOJ also enforces federal wildlife and animal welfare laws.  More information about these laws and regulations can be found at the following websites:

How to Report an Environmental Event with the Environmental Protection Agency:

How to Report a Crime to the US Fish & Wildlife

  • Call 844-FWS-tips (844-397-8477)

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 by email, mail, or phone.

Phone:

To submit a complaint by telephone, call 515-473-9300.

Mail:

You can send your information or concerns by mail to:

U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Iowa

Attn:  Environmental Justice Coordinator

110 East Court Ave, Suite 286

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Updated November 16, 2022

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