DOJ Launches First EJ Task Force Targeting Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

May 11, 2023
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is launching its first environmental justice (EJ) enforcement task force, which will target environmental crimes and other violations on the Caribbean islands of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, part of the department’s broader strategy to address environmental inequities. The task force, announced May 11, allows officials to use resources and expertise from EPA and a range of other agencies. The task force “will combine and leverage resources from many federal agencies to aggressively...

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