Environmental Protection

District Attorney

The Environmental Protection Unit prosecutes civil and criminal violations of California's environmental protection laws. The unit handles cases of water pollution, illegal waste discharges, unpermitted underground storage of hazardous materials, and unlawful disposal of hazardous waste.

The District Attorney's Environmental Unit acts as the Attorney for the People of the State of California in prosecuting polluters. The investigation of persons and businesses suspected of violating environmental laws are conducted by various federal, state and local health departments and environmental agencies who report their findings along with their request for prosecution to the District Attorney. The Unit works closely with these agencies as a founding member, of the regional federal state Environmental Task Force.

To report a suspected environmental polluter you may print the complaint form from this site and mail it to the District Attorney's Office, Environmental Protection Unit, or telephone the Environmental Unit at (415) 473-6450.