The Complexities and Dangers of Environmental Law
Increased social concern for environmental protections has resulted in a series of legislative enactments designed to prevent and remedy environmental contamination. Over the last half-century, federal, state and local lawmakers have attempted to balance important, competing public policies—how to implement effective environmental protections without unduly restricting economic growth.
The result is an utterly unique body of law, rife with exemptions and exceptions. Unlike most laws, liability for environmental contamination and remediation can attach regardless of a party’s culpability. Consequently, the field of environmental law is a minefield that should be navigated only with the help of experienced counsel.
At The Law Offices of M. Brian McMahon in Los Angeles, we provide our clients with effective representation and practical advice to help with their environmental issues. We are dedicated to making sense of these complex matters and to protecting the interests of our clients.
Environmental Issues Arising from Oil and Gas Field Operations
Unique environmental problems frequently arise from oil field operations. Leaking oil and gas wells can cause contamination within the leased areas or on neighboring lands. Idled and abandoned oil and gas wells create environmental hazards unless they are properly plugged.
The California Department of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), which oversees oil, gas and geothermal wells and operations, has an important role to play in addressing these environmental problems. You need experienced counsel to guide you in responding to these hazardous conditions and to address the concerns of DOGGR.
Experienced Environmental Attorneys
Our Firm has represented a variety of businesses, municipalities and other government entities, including the City of Long Beach and State of California. We have extensive experience in environmental matters, including:
- Hazardous Waste Contamination & Remediation
- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
- Hazardous Substances Account Act (HSAA)
- Regulatory Oversight from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
- California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)
- Oil & Gas Well Remediation, Plugging and Abandonment
- Regulatory Oversight by DOGGR
- Surface Owner Remedies for Idle, Abandoned and Leaking Oil and Gas Wells
- Colorado Coal Bed Methane Water Wells Subject to Regulation
Brian McMahon has over 30 years of complex civil litigation experience. We understand and help our clients navigate the maze of federal, state and local statutes, agency regulations and oversight that surround environmental issues.
Protect Your Rights – Contact Us Today
When it comes to environmental litigation, there is no substitute for experience. Contact us today for a consultation with an experienced lawyer.