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Environmental Justice and Public Health

The United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of Arkansas enforces federal laws that are designed to protect not just the American people, but also the nation's natural resources. The substantial overlap that exists between protecting people and places prompted the Department of Justice to create an Office of 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.

Federal Environment Laws:

Environmental Justice in Action:

Environmental Justice in Housing:       Environmental Justice in Communities: Environmental Justice On Land:
  • Ensuring safe drinking water
  • Protecting air quality
  • Preventing and prosecuting the theft and tainting of natural resources
  • Reducing childhood exposure to lead
  • Protecting surface water and wetlands
  • Preventing and prosecuting archeological theft
  • Safely removing asbestos
  • Safely storing and removing waste and toxic substances
 

How to File a Complaint with the Environmental Protection Agency:

How to Contact the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Arkansas:

If you have information or concerns regarding the potential violation of any federal environmental law and its impact upon people, communities, or natural resources within our district, please share them with The Office by email, mail, or phone.

Email:

USAARW-Environment@usdoj.gov

   
Mail:

U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Arkansas

Attn: Environmental Justice and Enforcement

414 Parker Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901

   
Phone: (479) 494-4075

Federal Agencies Addressing Environmental Law and Justice:

Updated October 3, 2022

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