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Office of the Environmental Justice Public Advocate

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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Office of the Environmental Justice Public Advocate

The Office of the Environmental Justice Public Advocate was created by Governor Whitmer's Executive Order 2019-06 to serve as an external and internal advocate and catalyst for ensuring Environmental Justice throughout the state. Led by the Environmental Justice Public Advocate, Regina Strong, the Office works collaboratively across state government to advance Environmental Justice and equity in Michigan, as well as addressing Environmental Justice concerns and complaints.

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Tribal Relations

EGLE recognizes and supports the unique status of tribes in Michigan as sovereign governments with an inherent right to self-governance and self-determination and commits to meaningful communication and coordination on actions and decisions that affect their land, air, and water. 
Learn more about Tribal Relations at EGLE
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Nondiscrimination in EGLE Programs

Everyone in Michigan deserves meaningful access and equitable opportunity to participate and provide input in EGLE’s programs, activities, and services. 
Access for Everyone
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Contact Us

You can contact the Office with a question or a concern. You can also join our email list to keep up with important actions. 

You can also reach the office directly by emailing Regina Strong at or Katie Lambeth at