Passionate Oklahoma Environmental Law Attorneys
Protecting our planet
Environmental laws are designed to protect our planet and all living creatures that inhabit it from the substantial harm caused by unethical and negligent companies. Understanding the full scope of environmental laws requires knowledge about federal legislation, state statutes, agency regulations, and civil and criminal codes. Brent Blackstock PLC uses this complex network of laws to assist companies with compliance audits and to defend the rights of individuals and their communities from ecological abuses.
Using legal means to safeguard your rights
The laws addressing environmental issues are changing all the time. Litigation constantly pits industry against communities and special interest groups. Our attorneys remain updated on new laws and court decisions that affect conservation policies. The many essential laws we invoke to protect your rights include:
- National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
- Environmental Quality Improvement Act
- National Environmental Education Act
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations
- Endangered Species Act (ESA)
- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
- Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA/Superfund)
- Clean Air Act (CAA)
- Clean Water Act (CWA)
- Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)
Ensuring your company complies with the law
Your company can avoid substantial costs, government interference and bad press by remaining in compliance with applicable environmental laws. Many business owners truly want to do what is best for the environment, but are unsure how to maneuver through the complex laws regulating their industry. Our attorneys work closely with your internal staff, engineers and scientists to perform audits that are good for business as well as the environment. If your company has obeyed the law, yet faces unreasonable accusations, we can help you protect your business.
Finding relief through tort litigation
Environmental disasters hurt you and your family directly. A company’s negligence can result in devastating illnesses and permanent destruction of your property. Future generations lose when species become extinct and the planet is harmed, inevitable consequences of unfettered industrial misuses and waste dumping. Tort litigation gives you recourse to force companies to obey the law and to make them pay the expense of rectifying the problems they have caused. In addition to federal legislation, we use common law philosophies, such as those against trespass and nuisance, to recover compensation for losses to your health and use of your property.