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We do. It's called the environmental protection acency. The "EPA"

AnswerIn addition each state has one, often called the Department of Environmental Conservation or Fish and Game Bureau

In the case of the Federal Government, the EPA does not perform traditional police actions. They are an Independent Regulatory Agency. They set policy and guidelines for a given area of responsibility, as defined for them by Congress, and as directed by the President. The do have some investigative powers, but, actual police powers are held over in the Department of Justice, and investigations and prosecutions of environmental violations are handled by the regional U.S. Attorney as part of the DOJ's Environmental and Natural Resources Division.

At the state level, most EPA-style departments have police powers (ability to arrest and investigate), with prosecution handled by the state's Attorney General's office (or special division thereof).

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