Blueprint for Justice: Environmental Crime - Nathan Hochman
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Blueprint for Justice: Environmental Crime

Blueprint for Justice - Environmental Crime

Los Angeles County is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places in the world, with its beaches, mountains, hiking trails, parks, and forests. But that won’t last if we allow corporations and others to pollute our natural resources in violation of local and state laws. I will make the enforcement of environmental laws a top priority of the DA’s Office, just as I did when I ran the Environmental Crimes Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, targeting air, water, and land polluters. I am the only candidate who has decades of experience prosecuting and defending environmental crimes; I know how to work with local-state-federal agents to investigate such criminal activity, prosecute it, and punish it with imprisonment and significant fines. Our current DA has failed miserably to bring such cases or prioritize this enforcement. That is not a surprise since he had zero environmental criminal prosecution experience before taking office. From Day 1, I will bring environmental justice to all LA county residents who have suffered from chemical or oil spills in their neighborhoods, polluted water in their water supply, streams, rivers and ocean, and dangerous and toxic air pollution from environmental criminals. We will change the “environment” in which such criminals operate to one of justice and enforcement instead of the current one of lax or no enforcement.