US Attorney’s Office for western Wisconsin launches new environmental justice reporting procedures

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MADISON, Wis. — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Wisconsin on Wednesday launched new reporting procedures for members of the public to share information about environmental violations and issues of environmental justice.

People can now report issues related to environmental violations and justice to the U.S. Attorney’s Office via email at USAWIW.Environment@usdoj.gov, according to a news release. The office also designated an environmental justice coordinator to coordinate efforts within the area it serves.

Environmental justice seeks to ensure everyone — regardless of race, color, national origin or income — is treated fairly when it comes to developing and enforcing environmental laws and policies.

“Advancing environmental justice through civil and criminal enforcement efforts, along with EPA and our other federal partners, will enhance environmental justice for all Americans,” U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin Timothy O’Shea said in the release. “We hope that concerned individuals, organizations, and community groups in this district will work with us to address and fix environmental injuries to public health or the environment, or injuries to natural resources.”

To learn more about the new procedures and how to report issues to other federal agencies, click here.