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Environmental law, which is frequently referred to as environmental and natural resources law, is used to define the network of treaties, statutes, regulations, as well as common and customary laws, addressing the effects of human activity on the environment. This area of law also includes issues of environmental impact assessment.
Burg Simpson in Wyoming represents clients in Superfund matters involving both government enforcement actions and private party cost-recovery claims. Our environmental litigation lawyers are available to handle claims brought under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Clean Air Act, and similar state laws.
We represent clients in both state and federal enforcement proceedings for suspected violations of environmental regulations—such as clean air and clean water regulations, toxic substances regulations, and hazardous waste and hazardous material regulations.
Our trial lawyers have represented clients in disputes before agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Division of Oil and Gas Regulation, as well as state and federal courts. We handle cases such as:
- Indoor air quality
- Methyl Tertiary-Butyl Ether
- Sick buildings
- Insurance claims
If you need legal help dealing with the EPA or any other federal agency tied to environmental issues, get in touch with a corporate litigation attorney at Burg Simpson by calling our Wyoming office at 307-527-7891 or can complete our Free Case Evaluation form right now.
There are thousands of contaminated environmental sites across the country because of irresponsible handling and/or dumping of hazardous waste. These sites include manufacturing facilities, processing plants, landfills, and mining sites.
In response to toxic waste dumps earning national media attention for the dangers they posed, Congress established the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act in 1980. This legislation is better known as “Superfund,” and it allows the EPA to clean up contaminated sites. It also forces the parties responsible for the contamination to either perform cleanups or reimburse the government for EPA-led cleanup work. When no viable responsible party exists, the law provides EPA the funds and authority to clean up these sites.
According to the EPA, Superfund’s goals are to:
- Protect human health and the environment by cleaning up polluted sites.
- Make responsible parties pay for cleanup work.
- Involve communities in the Superfund process.
- Return Superfund sites to productive use.
If you are dealing with a public policy issue that has a significant impact on your business, reach out to a civil litigation attorney right away. Call Burg Simpson Wyoming at 307-527-7891.
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If you need legal counsel or representation with a government matter, the experienced attorneys at Burg Simpson’s Wyoming office can help. Call us today at 307-527-7891 or complete our Free Case Evaluation Form here.