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·         DOJ Assigns Prosecutors to New 'Environmental Justice' Office

… "Together with our Civil Rights Division, Office for Access to Justice, Office of Tribal Justice, and United States Attorneys’ Offices, OEJ will prioritize meaningful and constructive engagement with the communities most affected by environmental crime and injustice" …

 

·         DOJ unveils new Office of Environmental Justice

Biden's Department of Justice said the Office of Environmental Justice will be a 'central hub' for advancing the administration's efforts

 

·         Border Patrol Union Has a Question About DOJ's New Environmental Justice Office

… The National Border Patrol Union took notice and is wondering if DOJ plans to prosecute illegal immigrants for trashing and polluting the U.S. southern border with Mexico…

 

 

DOJ Assigns Prosecutors to New 'Environmental Justice' Office

 

Katie Pavlich, Townhall

May 06, 2022

 

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the creation of a new office this week during remarks from the Justice Department.

 

According to Garland, prosecutors assigned to the Office of Environmental Justice will work on a "new comprehensive environmental justice enforcement strategy to guide the Justice Department’s work."

 

"Consistent with the President’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, we are issuing a comprehensive environmental justice enforcement strategy," Garland said. "I am pleased to announce that we are launching the Justice Department’s first-ever Office of Environmental Justice to oversee and help guide the Justice Department’s wide-ranging environmental justice efforts. Like all parts of government, it will get its own acronym: OEJ."

 

"Together with our Civil Rights Division, Office for Access to Justice, Office of Tribal Justice, and United States Attorneys’ Offices, OEJ will prioritize meaningful and constructive engagement with the communities most affected by environmental crime and injustice," he continued.

 

The new office is raising eyebrows among conservationists and big government watchdogs...

 

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DOJ unveils new Office of Environmental Justice

Biden's Department of Justice said the Office of Environmental Justice will be a 'central hub' for advancing the administration's efforts

 

By Adam Sabes | Fox News

 May 5, 2022

 

The Department of Justice announced the creation of a new Office of Environmental Justice that will serve as a "central hub" for the department's efforts to advance its "comprehensive environmental justice enforcement strategy."

 

The new office within the Department of Justice was announced on Thursday by Attorney General Merrick Garland and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan along with stating a "series of actions" that will be taken to "secure environmental justice for all Americans."

 

One of the objectives of the newly formed Office of Environmental Justice is to work with the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal investigative agencies to "develop or enhance investigatory agencies’ protocols for assessing the environmental justice impacts during investigations."

 

As part of the series of actions announced on Thursday, each U.S. Attorney’s Office is being tasked to designate an environmental justice coordinator within their office, who will then identify "areas of environmental justice concern" in areas within their district. The environmental justice coordinator will also be tasked with creating and publicizing a procedure for individuals to report environmental justice concerns.

 

U.S. Attorneys and other Department of Justice components are also being encouraged as part of the plan to create "environmental enforcement task forces" that can be used as a tool to pursue environmental justice enforcement matters, according to the series of actions announced...

 

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https://www.foxnews.com/politics/doj-unveils-new-office-environmental-justice

 

 

Border Patrol Union Has a Question About DOJ's New Environmental Justice Office

 

Katie Pavlich, Townhall

May 06, 2022

 

During remarks at the Department of Justice Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the creation of the Office of Environmental Justice.

 

“Although violations of our environmental laws can happen anywhere, communities of color, indigenous communities, and low-income communities often bear the brunt of the harm caused by environmental crime, pollution, and climate change,” Garland said. “For far too long, these communities have faced barriers to accessing the justice they deserve. The Office of Environmental Justice will serve as the central hub for our efforts to advance our comprehensive environmental justice enforcement strategy. We will prioritize the cases that will have the greatest impact on the communities most overburdened by environmental harm.”

 

The National Border Patrol Union took notice and is wondering if DOJ plans to prosecute illegal immigrants for trashing and polluting the U.S. southern border with Mexico.

 

Townhall reporters recently took a trip to Del Rio, Eagle Pass and McAllen, Texas, where trash is strewn along the banks of the Rio Grande. Thousands of plastic wristbands, placed on illegal immigrants by cartels to prove payment for crossing and transport, are littered throughout the trees and in the water.

 

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