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Orlando Environmental Lawyers
An environmental lawyer practices in several areas, including natural resource conservation, pollution remediation and control, and energy law. Energy law combines resource conservation and pollution control. Regulations stem from state, federal, and administrative levels of government. Action areas include management of wetlands, global climate change, management of wilderness areas, water use and conservation, stewardship of animal species, and the exploitation of land for natural resources. If your land has been damaged because of any type of environmental issues or construction, fill out this form for a free case evaluation.
Types of environmental concerns
The types of environmental issues that could affect your land or your health include the following:
Many industries have hazardous waste that corporations must dispose of. These industries include hospitals, dry-cleaning facilities, construction companies, oil and gas businesses, and more. In fact, several federal and state laws exist to keep the general public safe from hazardous waste disposal.
Water and air
Groundwater pollution and wetland development are two major concerns when living near factories, natural resource mining, or oil and gas drilling companies. State and federal guidelines govern how these companies must operate and keep chemicals out of the air and water.
When an industry needs to expand, it usually does so in areas with large parcels of land. This could be on thousands of acres of flat land with no timber or it could be thousands of acres of forest. Endangered species that live in these areas could become extinct if a business operation pushes them out or removes resources.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is one of several agencies that governs on the federal and state levels. Legislation like endangered species acts, dry-cleaning solvent regulations, and state guidelines for hazardous waste also mandate ecological protection rules. Legislation that protects the environment includes:
- The Toxic Substances Control Act
- The National Environmental Policy Act
- The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization
- The Clean Air Act
- The Safe Drinking Water Act
- The Clean Water Act
- The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
- The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
- The Pollution Prevention Act
- The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
- The Endangered Species Act
- The Oil Pollution Act
- The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
- The Freedom of Information Act
- The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
- The Food Quality Protection Act
While the acts above are at the federal level, the state of Florida has similar legislation that can be more stringent.
Contact an environmental lawyer
Even environmental issues that are a few miles away from where you live may still affect your home. If a business near your property is causing issues with the environment, contact Morgan & Morgan immediately. Having the right law firm on your side can make all the difference. When it comes to taking on polluting corporations, size matters. With more than 700 attorneys nationwide and billions of dollars recovered, we have the resources and reach necessary to provide you the best service possible.
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