Environmental Protection Unit
The Environmental Protection Unit of the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office investigates and prosecutes, both civilly and criminally, a wide variety of violations of environmental laws that were designed to protect Alameda County residents and the air, waters, lands, and wildlife. Enforcement of these environmental laws and regulations also serves to prevent violators from gaining an unfair business advantage over competitors who adhere to the rules.
Some of the settlements in these cases require violators to pay into a fund managed by the Alameda County Fish and Game Commission. The monies from this fund are granted to local environmental organizations that use the money locally for a variety of programs designed to improve the environment of Alameda County, including the education of youth in the county on environmental issues.
For more information, please call our CEWPD Division on (510) 383-8600.