Environmental/Natural Resource Damage
Preserving the environment
RPWB's environmental attorneys are deeply committed to fighting for a clean and healthy environment.
In recent years, state and territorial governments have begun exercising their rights under federal and local laws to recoup damages for loss of natural resources—Natural Resource Damage (NRD)—caused by the release of hazardous substances into the environment. RPWB lawyers have assisted clients recover damages relating to—
- Costs of clean-up and remediation
- Damaged natural resources, which run the gamut from polluted surface and groundwater to the destruction of wildlife habitat
Drawing on its expertise in litigating major contamination cases and experience challenging big polluters, RPWB has a team of attorneys, experts, and paralegals dedicated to prosecuting environmental cases on behalf of governmental entities and aggrieved citizens.
RPWB has recently focused on the intrusion of trichloroethylene (TCE) and benzene vapors into homes from underlying groundwater contamination.
Environmental litigation is a challenging and evolving legal specialty. RPWB is proud to be on the forefront of this effort on a national scale.