Environmental laws are designed to protect people from illness, other living creatures from harm and our world from permanent damage. Understanding the full scope of environmental laws requires knowledge about federal legislation, state statutes, agency regulations and civil and criminal laws. The Law Office of Peter A. Liebow, APC assists companies with compliance and advising individuals and communities about protecting their rights.
A number of laws and agencies are involved in enforcement of environmental issues. I remain updated on new laws and court decisions to provide sophisticated, professional service to my clients. Some of the essential laws I use in my work include:
The best time to address environmental concerns is prior to enforcement by a government agency. I work closely with your company, engineers and scientists to ensure environmental compliance. If your company is unfairly accused of contamination or noncompliance, I defend you against unjust regulation and assist you in the mitigation of damages.
Tort litigation gives you recourse to force companies and governmental departments to comply with the law and initiate cleanup, when appropriate. Tort litigation also provides for recovery of compensation when injury, illness or property damage results from a failure to comply with the law. In addition to federal legislation, I apply common law, such as that against trespass and nuisance, to protect landowners from interference with their property rights.