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Environmental Legal Services

Our Environmental Law practice is dedicated to guiding businesses, municipalities, and individuals through the complex landscape of federal, state, and local environmental regulations.

With a deep commitment to integrity, collaboration, innovation, and clear communication, we strive to create value for our clients by crafting solutions that align with their unique vision and essential interests.

Our Services Include:

Environmental Counseling and Regulatory Compliance

Our attorneys provide strategic counsel on the ever-evolving federal, state, and local environmental statutes, rules, and regulations. We assist clients in understanding and complying with the extensive environmental review processes required for successful project completion. From advising on regulatory compliance to representing clients in administrative proceedings, permitting, and enforcement matters, we are here to provide comprehensive support.

Environmental and Land Use Litigation

While our focus is on avoiding litigation whenever possible, we understand that disputes may arise. In cases where negotiations and/or administrative dispute resolution is insufficient, clients can trust us to vigorously and competently protect their interests in litigation. We handle a wide range of state and federal court civil matters, including those arising under local, state, and federal environmental, energy, land use, zoning, and municipal statutes.

Environmental Enforcement Defense

We have a proven track record of defending clients against enforcement actions initiated by regulatory agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Our experience includes matters brought under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, CERCLA, and other applicable laws. We adeptly negotiate settlements, including consent orders with the EPA and the DEC to protect our clients’ interests.

Environmental Remediation

Our deep understanding of the environmental remediation process and standards allows us to facilitate efficient and cost-effective cleanups for our clients. We provide guidance throughout the remediation process, ensuring compliance with government authorities’ requirements.

Environmental Compliance

We assist industrial, commercial, and municipal clients in negotiations with state agencies concerning compliance matters, permit applications, and renewal issues. Our attorneys handle every stage of environmental enforcement matters, from notice of violation to necessary hearings. We provide counsel on various environmental issues, including air quality, hazardous waste, safety and health, stormwater control, water quality, wetlands, and more.

Our experience includes navigating New York’s Oil Spill Act (Navigation Law Article 12), Article 78 Proceedings, the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), and federal laws such as the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), and the Clean Air Act (CAA).

At Westfall Law, we are dedicated to advocating for sustainable solutions and protecting our clients’ interests in all aspects of environmental law. Our team is well-versed in the complexities of environmental regulations and strives to provide comprehensive legal support that enables clients to navigate the environmental landscape with confidence and achieve their long-term vision for a sustainable reality.

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