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About the Environmental Law Enforcement Training

The Environmental Law Enforcement Training is a free CLEET accredited training event organized by the OSU Cooperative extension in collaboration with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) and the U.S Department of Agriculture. If you take a drive down the back roads of Oklahoma, it is most likely you will find an illegal dump site. These dumps are not only unsightly and illegal, they also can cause damage to the environment. These sites can cause contamination of soil, ground water, drinking water wells, stream, rivers etc. "Other side effects include possible injury to children playing on or around the dump site, damage to plant and wildlife habitats and even a decrease in the quality of life to nearby residents and the local community. To help combat this problem, the environmental law enforcement training is provided every year across the state. The training is free and open to anyone who is interested in learning about environmental law or those with the responsibility of preventing illegal dumping in their county. Additionally, law enforcement officers, tribal environmental representatives, county commissioner, city officials and local citizen are highly encouraged to attend. We are mainly encouraging the above listed people to attend, because, they are responsible for enforcing laws in their various counties.

 

Why Attend?

  • To gain expertise in environmental crimes investigations involving: 
  • Solid and hazardous waste
  • Air and water pollution
  • Open burning
  • Agency jurisdictional issues
  • To identify resources for improving local enforcement programs
  • To network with others involved in environmental enforcement Upcoming Training

Date: Tuesday August 16th 2022

 

Venue: Tulsa City Hall (175 E 2nd Street, Tulsa OK, 74103)

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