Environmental & Planning Lawyers
Environmental & planning law is the body of law, statutes, regulations, treaties and policies which regulates any activity involving the environment. This law aims to reduce or minimize the impacts of human activities on the environment and humanity itself. It sets limitations on the freedom of property owners and land developers to use and develop a piece of the land or property even for the purpose of serving the interest of the whole community.
What is Environmental & Planning Law?
Environmental & planning law sets regulations on the use and development of property or land and provides rules on the use of resources and harmful chemicals that may in any way affect and harm the environment. The principles of the environmental & planning law are influenced by the principles of environmentalism as well as ecology, responsibility, stewardship, conservation and sustainability. This law aims to prevent present and future externalities such as water pollution, air pollution and other environmental hazards.
The areas of concern of the environmental & planning law include but are not limited to agriculture, water quality, air quality, biodiversity, global climate change, pesticides and other hazardous chemicals, protection of species, management of waste, remediation of contaminated land and brownfields, smart growth, impact review, management, stewardship, and conservation of public lands and natural resources, and sustainable development. Through this law, the activities of industries which involve chemicals, toxic wastes, and other hazards are regulated.
Who Needs Environmental & Planning Lawyers?
Environmental & planning law firms and lawyers are especially trained in legal matters concerning the improper use of land or management of toxic wastes and chemicals and other activities which can pose hazards to the environment. These professionals can assist organizations in the enforcement of clean water, clean air, preservation and protection of endangered species, conservation of natural resources and other conservation laws. In addition, they can help victims of chemical spills and those injured because of improper disposal of chemical and toxic wastes by industries, oil spills, mold, mildew, smoke, air and water pollution, and other environmental hazards.
As a summary, people and organizations which may benefit from the expertise of the environmental & planning law firms and lawyers are the following:
- Organizations who need help in enforcing policies and regulations on clean air, clean water, and preservation and protection of endangered species
- People who claim to have been injured or have contracted diseases and illnesses due to negligence of chemical companies, particularly due to chemical spills and inhalation or contact of toxic wastes, smoke, mildew, mold, and water and air pollution
- Victims of toxic chemical spills such as oil spills, petroleum spills, gas spills, smoke, and other biological, chemical, or radiological hazards who are seeking for compensation and remediation for damages incurred to them
If you are a victim of any toxic waste spills, seek the assistance of the environmental & planning law firms and lawyers to be able to claim compensation for what has happened to you. These professionals will guide and assist you throughout the legal proceedings of your claim.