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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.

Members of the public who have concerns about environmental matters in the Southern District of Indiana can now report them to the Department of Justice via email:

Reporting Violations of Environmental Justice and Public Health:


Where to Report:

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

Environmental Protection Agency

Tel: 800-621-8431

Workplace conditions such as chemicals or noxious fumes

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Tel: 1-800-321-6742

Pesticides harming wildlife

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Tel: 1-844-397-8477

Medications, cosmetics, biological products, and other products for human consumption

Food and Drug Administration

Tel: 1-888-463-6332

Indiana Consumer Complaint Coordinator: 313-393-8189

Oil or chemical spill

National Response Center

Tel: 1-800-424-8802

Discriminatory environmental and health impacts caused by recipients of federal funds

DOJ Civil Rights at 1-888-848-5306


Learn more about the Department of Justice's Comprehensive Environmental Justice Enforcement Strategy here.

Relevant Press: 

Updated January 18, 2024