Environmental Justice and Enforcement
environmental Health

Environmental Justice and Enforcement

      The United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Illinois enforces the nation’s environmental, health, and occupational safety laws. The Office partners with federal and state agencies, such as the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. To protect citizens and the environment the Office ensures its vigorous efforts are consistent with DOJ policy and the President’s climate priorities addressed in Executive Order 14008.

     Disadvantaged communities are often disproportionately impacted by individual and corporate environmental offenders. In response, the Office has established a team of prosecutors and civil attorneys focused on environmental justice. The team enforces laws that prohibit illegal dumping, unsafe asbestos removal practices, and other laws that protect the quality of our air and water in the Southern District of Illinois.

How to Report Suspected Environmental Violations or Environmental Justice Concerns

Citizens can help protect the environment and our most vulnerable communities. If you suspect a violation of environmental laws or have other concerns about activities affecting the health of our communities, you can contact us by email, mail, or phone. 


You can send your information or concerns by email to: [email protected]


You can send your information or concerns by mail to: 

                        U.S. Attorney’s Office

                        9 Executive Drive

                        Fairview Heights, IL 62208

                        Attn: Environmental Justice Coordinator



To contact us by telephone, call 618-628-3700.