Natural Resource and Environmental Law
in Portland, Oregon
The environmental attorneys at the Portland, OR firm of Haglund Kelley Horngren Jones & Wilder, LLP specialize in the difficult and complex area of natural resource and environmental law. They are well-versed in understanding environmental law and policy that are important for their clients. Environmental lawyers and natural resource lawyers are a special breed. They practice a specialty which demands a tremendous appreciation of scientific concepts and in which the rules change as fast as Congress can change them.
One of the reasons you don’t see more environmental attorneys when you open the phone book is that it is a very technical and quantitative area of law. Environmental lawyers and natural resource lawyers understand environmental law and policy, which entails having a grasp of federal regulations such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA, or CERCLA. They must also appreciate their interaction with zoning regulations, land-use planning and wildlife preservation. You can’t do one thing in this arena without having the result affect something else – whether it involves overseeing the clean-up of a Superfund site, negotiating for the restoration of a mountaintop after a strip-mining company has removed its anthracite coal, or negotiating for an electric power company as to the sulfur content of the heavy fuels it will burn in its boilers. The attorneys at Haglund Kelley Horngren Jones & Wilder, LLP appreciate that environmental law and natural resources law are subject to many multi-crossing complex ecological relationships. This puts our lawyers in a good position to identify the most viable and cost-effective legal solutions to your company’s environmental concerns.
A good environmental and natural resources lawyer realizes legislation in this area only stands to get stricter. And as for criminal liability for violations of environmental regulation, there won’t be much change. Whatever the situation, an environmental and natural resources lawyer can guide you through the federal and state regulations out there. This way, you can deal with the day to day operations of your company instead of being bogged down trying to figure out how to comply with regulations that are complex, convoluted and tricky to understand.