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Environmental Justice

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 is our role?

The U.S. Attorney’s Office investigates any civil or criminal matter that may involve a disproportionate and adverse environmental or human health effect on an identifiable low income, minority, or tribal communities. We seek to ensure that all people of Utah have equal access to a healthy environment.



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Ensuring safe drinking water Safeguarding air quality Prosecuting destruction of
natural resources
Reducing childhood exposure to lead Protecting surface water and
Preventing and prosecuting archeological theft
Safely removing asbestos Prosecuting false statements
that threaten environmental
protection programs
Removing and safely storing
waste and toxic substances


What can you do?

The U.S. Attorney’s Office welcomes information from the public regarding possible environmental, health, and climate impacts on individuals and communities in Utah.  You may submit information or concerns regarding Environmental Justice to the Environmental Justice Coordinator by email, phone, or mail.

Telephone:  (801) 524-5682

U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Utah
Attn: Environmental Justice Coordinator
111 South Main Street, Suite 1800
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111-2176



Updated April 13, 2023