Environmental Law

  • Representation of a waste disposal company in various regulatory and permitting matters involving solid waste, water and air permitting, including litigation arising out of regulatory decisions.
  • Representation of a major chemical manufacturer in several matters under CERCLA and HSCA concerning multiple disposal sites where its waste was disposed by a transporter.
  • Representation of a chemical manufacturer in CERCLA litigation addressing long-tail environmental liabilities at various present and former manufacturing facilities.
  • Representation of a hazardous waste disposal company in permitting and regulatory compliance matters.
  • Representation of a municipal water company in an action against the owners and operators of several industrial facilities located near public water supply wells for damages caused by groundwater contamination from industrial solvents.
  • Representation of municipal sewer authority involving oil and natural gas wastewaters.
  • Representation of a generator of listed hazardous wastes in an action brought by the owner of the disposal company which accepted them for delivery to and disposal at the disposal company's landfill. The action, which was brought under the federal and state superfund laws as well as Pennsylvania common law, sought several million dollars in the estimated costs involved in closing the landfill in compliance with Pennsylvania hazardous waste disposal regulations.
  • Representation of an oil recovery and environmental remediation company involving alleged CERCLA liability for contamination at an oil reclamation facility.
  • Representation of a hazardous waste disposal company which transported industrial wastes to a municipal landfill, in an action brought by the United States Environmental Protection Agency seeking to compel generators and transporters of industrial wastes to finance the estimated $50 million closure of the landfill.
  • Representation of a plastics manufacturer against a former industrial owner and operator of the premises arising out of groundwater contaminated with various hazardous substances.
  • Representation of waste disposal company in challenge to constitutionality of state regulation imposing a harms versus benefits test for permitting.
  • Representation of discount grocer in purchasing land within a recycled industrial park for construction of a distribution facility.
  • Representation of non-profit corporation in the purchase of properties contaminated by the release of gasoline from underground storage tanks at a former gasoline station.
  • Representation of a class of city residents against major oil company arising out of inundation of homes with gasoline fumes caused by release from underground storage tanks.
  • Representation of municipal water authority protecting against threatened contamination of public water supply presented by major release of gasoline from underground storage tanks.
  • Representation of a municipal operator of a sewage collection and treatment system in multifaceted litigation arising out of the alleged contamination of farm land from cadmium contained in sewage sludge used as a fertilizer and soil conditioner on the land.
  • Negotiation of leases for siting of Marcellus gas processing facility.
  • Negotiation of Marcellus gas drilling leases.