Environmental laws, drilling regulations and water conservation statutes exist to protect our precious land and waters. Many conservation groups are tasked with taking on corporations and governments, and often require legal assistance while engaging in land, marine and water pollution.
The Lyon Firm takes pride in representing environmental conservation groups in tough legal battles, and has experience filing lawsuits against corporations and large polluters of land and waterways in toxic exposure, groundwater contamination, and environmental damage cases.
A non-profit conservation initiative may only be as effective as its ability to combat the violators of environmental law, and legal action may be required to reach a settlement and protect the environment in the long term.
The Lyon Firm works on a contingency fee basis, and provides free consultations for non-profits, NGOs and Non-for-profit environmental conservation organizations.
Environmental Conservation Lawyer
Environmental litigation is a crucial element in protecting waterways, marine parks, and implementing wildlife efforts and water conservation projects. Now more than ever, it is critical to bring light to the damage some governments and corporations have inflicted on the environment.
There are environmental laws in place, and yet there is a high demand for third-party conservation efforts and legal action. In many cases, filing environmental protection lawsuits is the only way to fight against large polluters and those responsible for contaminating waterways and land.
Energy corporations and oil and gas companies are the most high-profile targets in such cases, though they aren’t the only defendants in many conservation lawsuits.
The Lyon Firm and your environmental protection attorney can provide guidance on compliance with federal, state and local regulations, and can assist non-profit conservation groups develop conservation implementation strategies.
It is essential to understand the legal processes in reaching settlements with corporate entities, municipalities, and government agencies like the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Marine Conservation Campaigns & Litigation
A cleaner ocean and marine conservation is a primary area of interest for The Lyon Firm. We highly value all conservation efforts, though focus our efforts on the protection of marine life and bio diverse oceanic ecosystems.
The value of marine life is clear, as the ocean sustains the lives of billions around the world, dictates our climate, produces oxygen we breathe, and is the backbone of the planet’s water cycle. We take oil and gas spills, toxic exposure and water pollution cases very seriously.
If any entity is responsible for damaging the environment and polluting land or waters, they can be sued and will be accountable for cleanup efforts, environmental damages, and all related legal costs. The Lyon Firm may be able to assist you and your environmental team in projects and legal cases related to the following:
- Illegal Fishing lawsuits
- Oil drilling disputes
- Water rights litigation
- Overfishing lawsuits
- Endangered marine life conservation
- Anti-poaching litigation
- Destruction of habitat
- Toxic water contamination
- Ecosystem protection
- Ocean Cleanups
Environmental Lawsuits & Marine Conservation
When environmental disasters occur, a legal team is assembled, which can include industry experts, research analysts, scientists, and conservation organizations close to the matter at hand.
In recent years, conservation lawsuits have targeted mining companies, energy corporations, oil and gas firms, power plants, landfills, fishing outfits, and governments for a failure to protect our land and waterways.
The oil spills in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico required enormous legal battles, and although most other environmental conservation lawsuits happen on a smaller scale, they are no less important.
Marine protected areas and marine sanctuaries have been threatened by overfishing and energy corporations. Long after laws are enacted to protect our oceans, conservation groups and environmental attorneys work to ensure the long-term health of those areas.
De-regulation and corporate interests continually challenge conservation efforts, and spurs complex environmental litigation. The Lyon Firm can assist environmental groups in navigating the legal process when there are hurdles ahead.
The Lyon Firm works with industry experts around the country, and has the resources to build a strong conservation case on behalf of non-profits and conservation organization plaintiffs.
With your commitment and our legal expertise, we can help build a stronger environmental precedent and come out on the right side of conservation efforts.
Clean Water Act Lawsuits
The Center for Biological Diversity, Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii and Surfrider Foundation have filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency for a failure to protect not doing enough 17 bodies of water around Hawaii. The lawsuit has focused on widespread plastic pollution in the waters.
The lawsuit says the plastics cover beaches, harm coral reefs and threaten wildlife, and that the EPA has not done enough to protect the environment. Plaintiffs say the EPA has failed to examine studies showing widespread plastic pollution in coastal waters and declare the waters “impaired” under the Clean Water Act.
The Clean Water Act (CWA) establishes a structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into the waters of the United States and regulating quality standards for bodies of water. The basis of the CWA was enacted in 1948 and was called the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
Under the CWA, the EPA has implemented pollution control programs such as setting wastewater standards for certain industries. The EPA has also developed national water quality criteria recommendations for pollutants in surface waters.
The CWA is meant to ensure industrial and municipal facilities obtain permits if their discharges go directly to surface waters.
Supported Environmental Conservation Groups
The Lyon Firm supports a wide range of conservation efforts and environmental organizations committed to protecting the environment. We welcome legal questions and provide free consultations to the following:
Environmental Protection Attorney
The Lyon Firm attorneys are involved in a wide variety of practice areas and have a passion for representing plaintiffs in cases where negligent corporations place profit before consumer safety, public health, and environmental sustainability.