Aggressive Illinois Environmental Law Attorneys
Protecting our world
Environmental laws are designed to protect our world from the substantial harm caused by unethical or negligent companies. Understanding the full scope of environmental laws requires knowledge about federal legislation, state statutes, agency regulations, and civil and criminal codes. The Collins Law Firm, P.C. is committed to assisting companies with compliance audits and defending the rights of individuals and their communities from ecological abuses.
Using legal means to defend your rights to a clean environment
The laws addressing treatment of the environment change frequently. 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 essential laws we invoke to protecting 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. Our attorneys work closely with your internal staff, engineers and scientists to perform audits that are good policy both for the environment and for your business. If your company has obeyed the law and yet been unfairly accused of contamination or noncompliance, we rigorously defend your business against unjust interference and assist you in the mitigation of damages.
Zealously pursuing tort litigation
Some environmental transgressions are best fought in the courtroom. Tort litigation provides opportunity to force companies to obey the law and to mandate that they pay the expenses of rectifying the problems they caused. If you have been injured or sickened or your property damaged because of a company’s environmental negligence, you deserve compensation. In addition to federal legislation, we use common law philosophies, such as those against trespass and nuisance, to recover your losses.
Contact a fierce advocate of environmental law
Call The Collins Law Firm, P.C. at 630-352-0170 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation. We represent clients in Naperville and throughout Illinois.