Understanding Environmental & Toxic Tort Law
Just about every aspect of life in the United States involves an aspect of environmental law. Environmental laws are a combination of state and federal statutes and regulations intended to safeguard the environment and public. In addition to protecting wildlife habitats, preventing pollution, and preserving endangered species, environmental law also safeguards quality standards relating to everything from public drinking water to air quality and greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, environmental tort claims are often used as tools to regulate the manufacturing, storage, transportation, and disposal of hazardous materials found in everything from industrial products to household goods.
The California Environmental Quality Act provides for the filing of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in the event that a proposed project or plan results in adverse environmental impacts. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is the federal counterpart to state filings. We here at the Law Offices of William C. Bibb are committed to upholding state and federal regulations relating to the environment and public health. Environmental tort law holds negligence corporations and businesses liable for unsafe and irresponsible practices, and helps to ensure that other parties follow the law and abide by important environmental standards. I am a member of the Environmental Litigation Section of the State Bar of California, and am the president of a nonprofit organization that has been named petitioner in a California Environmental Quality Act case.
My personal interest and involvement in environmental law issues makes me uniquely suited to handle environmental tort claims. I understand the real and practical dangers of environmental issues like drinking water contamination and the improper storage of hazardous chemicals. Proving liability in such cases makes a real difference in my clients' lives, and helps to protect the safety and legal rights of others in similar situations.