Elam & Burke
251 East Front Street, Suite 300
Boise, ID 83702
James A. Ford
The proven Idaho environmental attorneys at Elam & Burke provide counsel on the environmental laws and regulations which affect all industrial, agricultural, and commercial enterprises. Idaho environmental attorneys
represent clients in environmental issues related to the acquisition, development, operation, and closure of major facilities under the environmental regulatory programs, as well as defending against enforcement actions brought by regulatory agencies. Clients will have the confidence of knowing that their case is being handled by an experienced and knowledgeable Idaho environmental attorney.
The Idaho environmental attorneys have experience representing clients in environmental law matters involving:
The area of Idaho 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 Idaho 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. Idaho 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 Idaho 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, and toxic torts.
The Idaho environmental attorneys at Elam & Burke are distinguished by a history of successful environmental law claim recoveries and resolutions. For experienced representation in an environmental law matter, contact the Idaho environmental lawyers at Elam & Burke in Idaho.