The Enforcement Angle: DOJ’s Environment & Natural Resources Division

The United States has an intricate system of laws, regulations, policies, and programs to respond to environmental and public health concerns. Enforcement is vital to that system’s effectiveness. The U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment & Natural Resources Division (ENRD) is tasked with enforcing the United States’ civil and criminal environmental laws, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and hazardous waste laws. Their mission also involves the protection of the Nation’s natural resources and handling cases relating to tribal rights and resources.

In the latest episode of the Environmental Law Institute’s People Places Planet Podcast series, “The Enforcement Angle,” Sidley’s Justin Savage, Partner and the Global Co-Leader of the Environmental practice, and Nicole Noëlliste, a managing associate in the Environmental practice, talk with the ENRD’s Assistant Attorney General, Todd Kim and Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Kate Konschnik about the department’s enforcement priorities and corporate compliance guidance.

This episode is part of the series, “The Enforcement Angle,” where Sidley partners discuss state and federal enforcement of environmental laws and regulations with senior enforcement officials and thought leaders on environmental enforcement in the United States and globally. The featured guests offer their insights into the challenging environmental issues facing corporations today. View all the series episodes here.

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