Environmental Crimes Unit
Protecting human health and the environment are top priorities for Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
In 2013, Ferguson created the Environmental Crimes Unit to do just that.
Since then, his office has won over 19 convictions for crimes ranging from dumping hazardous waste to abandoning derelict vessels. Read the latest updates on all environmental efforts, including stopping environmental crime here.
Report Environmental Crime
The Office of the Attorney General's Environmental Crimes Unit works with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Washington Department of Ecology, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Natural Resources, and other state and federal agencies to prosecute criminal violations of state environmental law.
If you have knowledge of suspected environmental crimes in Washington state, fill out this report form.
This form is intended to inform the Attorney General's Office about potential environmental crimes but is not intended to be a substitute for reporting spills, leaks or other potentially illegal activity to the Washington Emergency Management Division, the National Response Center, or local emergency responders.
To report an emergency, please dial 911 immediately. To report a spill, leak, or discharge, call Washington's Emergency Management Division at 1-800-258-5990.
For more information about Washington state environmental crimes, their investigation, and prosecution read the fact sheet here.