Dillingham & Murphy, LLP
155 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Carla J. Hartley
The proven San Francisco Area environmental litigation attorneys at Dillingham & Murphy, LLP provide a wide range of counseling and litigation services related to environmental compliance and liability. The San Francisco based environmental litigation attorneys assist clients in developing and maintaining compliance programs and in responding successfully to environmental crises. Clients will have the confidence of knowing that their case is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable San Francisco environmental litigation attorney.
The San Francisco environmental litigation attorneys have experience litigating environmental law matters involving:
The area of California environmental law encompasses the federal enactments as set by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Environmental Quality Improvement Act, Environmental Education Act, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These enactments focus to protect the eco-system against actions or business practices that neglect the environmental balance of an area or inflict harm on the environment and its inhabitants in the state of California and the nation.
The EPA was devised to monitor and analyze the environment, conduct research, and work closely with state and local governments to devise pollution control policies. NEPA has been described as one of Congress’s most far reaching environmental legislation ever passed. The basic purpose of NEPA is to force governmental agencies to consider the effect of their decisions on the environment. California state laws also reflect the same concerns and common law actions that allow adversely affected property owners to seek a judicial remedy for environmental harms and nuisances.
Some of the areas litigated under California environmental laws include groundwater and drinking water contamination; Brownfields (the redevelopment of contaminated properties); Superfund cases; permitting and compliance matters (including governmental agency challenges); hazardous substance discharges; wetlands; CAFRA, regulatory “takings” matters, Safe Drinking Water Toxic Enforcement Act (Prop 65) and toxic torts.
The San Francisco environmental litigation attorneys at Dillingham & Murphy, LLP are distinguished by a history of successful environmental law claim resolutions. For experienced representation in an environmental law matter, contact the San Francisco environmental litigation lawyers at Dillingham & Murphy, LLP in California.