The state's new attorney general has added a route via the Department of Justice Web site for Oregonians to report environmental crimes.

The state's new attorney general has added a route via the Department of Justice Web site for Oregonians to report environmental crimes.

Spills and other environmental crimes can be reported to the state Department of Environmental Quality by visiting http://www.doj.state.or.us and clicking on the "Report an Environmental Crime" link on the right side of the page.

Kroger campaigned for his position last fall on a message that Oregon needs to do a better job of identifying and prosecuting environmental crime.

He also said today he intends to ask the Legislature for funding for prosecution, but he did not offer specifics.

— Staff reports