Environmental Law

Our established environmental attorneys have experience with industries as well as the gamut of environmental practices and incidents.

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Our experienced environmental attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of environmental law and represent clients in:

  • Air Pollution

  • Chemical Regulation

  • Clean Air Act

  • Clean Water Act

  • Groundwater Contamination

  • Habitat Conservation

  • Nuclear Waste

  • Pesticide Regulation

  • Solid Waste Management

  • Toxic Exposure

  • Toxic Torts

  • Water Pollution

  • Wetlands Regulation

Experienced Environmental Lawyers

Environmental law encompasses the federal enactments as set by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Environmental Quality Improvement Act, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These enactments protect the ecosystem against actions or business practices that neglect the environmental balance of an area or inflict harm on the environment and its inhabitants.

The EPA monitors and analyzes the environment, conducts research, and works closely with state and local governments to devise pollution control policies. The EPA also enforces federal environmental regulations.

 

NEPA has been described as one of Congress’s most far reaching environmental legislation. The basic purpose of NEPA is to force governmental agencies to consider the effect of their decisions on the environment.

 

Alabama has its own environmental regulatory agency, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). Alabama state laws also include common law actions that allow adversely affected property owners to seek a judicial remedy for environmental harms, trespasses, and nuisances.

Environmental litigation includes groundwater and drinking water contamination; Brownfields (the redevelopment of contaminated properties); Superfund cases; permitting and compliance matters (including governmental agency challenges); hazardous substance discharges; wetlands; CAFRA, regulatory “takings” matters, and toxic torts. These may be regulated and enforced by the EPA and/or ADEM.

Our environmental attorneys are distinguished by a history of successfully managing environmental issues through negotiated settlement, administrative proceedings, or trial. For experienced representation in environmental law matters, contact us.

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