The State & Environmental Impact Center

California AG Announced Expansion of Environmental Justice Bureau

April 28, 2021

California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced an expansion of his office’s Bureau of Environmental Justice, which was established in 2018 and was the first of its kind in a state AG’s office. The bureau will expand to include a total of 11 attorneys who will be “solely focused on fighting environmental injustices throughout the state of California and giving a voice to frontline communities who are all too often under-resourced and overburdened.” Attorney General Bonta stressed his commitment to “devoting staff and resources to helping those Californians whose health and safety are put at risk by environmental pollution,” and noted that the expansion will allow his office “to increase oversight, take on more cases, and hopefully, change the lives of impacted Californians for the better.”