Surroundings & Public Well being | State of California – Division of Justice

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Environmental Safety

The Legal professional Common is proud to take up the battle for clear air, clear water and a sustainable local weather for all Californians.

The Legal professional Common is deploying all of the Division of Justice’s accessible instruments to guard the general public well being, significantly for susceptible populations comparable to kids, the aged and pregnant ladies, and to advance environmental justice for communities shouldering the heaviest air pollution burdens.

The Legal professional Common has a particular function in defending the atmosphere and public well being in California. By regulation, the Legal professional Common has unbiased authority, performing immediately within the title of the Folks, “to behave to guard the pure assets of the State of California from air pollution, impairment, or destruction.” The Legal professional Common performs a number one function within the oversight and enforcement of two of California’s premier environmental legal guidelines—the California Environmental High quality Act (CEQA), and the Protected Consuming Water and Poisonous Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65). The Legal professional Common additionally prosecutes civil and prison violations of environmental legal guidelines within the title of the Folks of the State of California and on behalf of consumer companies.

And, at this vital time for our State and the Nation, the Legal professional Common will maintain the road in opposition to President Trump’s efforts to roll again environmental protections and to impede California’s proper to undertake and implement its personal extra protecting legal guidelines.

The Legal professional Common is the authorized consultant of quite a few state companies which have environmental and public well being duties, together with these beneath the umbrella of the California Environmental Safety Company and the California Sources Company. The Legal professional Common brings civil enforcement actions on behalf consumer companies and defends challenges to company rules. As counsel for the California Air Sources Board, for instance, the Legal professional Common is defending California’s World main local weather program from a bunch of authorized challenges from the fossil gas trade and different pursuits.

If in case you have an enviromental or public well being compliant, the Legal professional Common’s workplace wish to learn about it. You’ll find hyperlinks to file a criticism on the Environmental Grievance web page.

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