Government agencies should always be held accountable, particularly when their actions negatively impact the environment. If you’re in the middle of a dispute relating to environmental law, Lovett Law Group can help. Our agency lawyers have over 40 years’ combined experience in environmental law, with our team having intimate knowledge in the following areas:

  • Clean Water Act and its related state and federal regulations
  • Coastal Marshlands Protection Act
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
  • Hazardous Site Response Act (HSRA) and related state hazardous substance regulations and statutes
  • Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
  • Clean Air Act and related state and federal air regulations and statutes
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA)
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Control Act

Environmental Compliance and Clean Water Law

Our firm is fluent in the language of the state and federal laws that govern environmental law matters. Whether you’re developing property, involved in industrial work, or are at all impacted by laws that govern water supplies, Lovett Law Group can help.

Businesses are held to a strict set of guidelines when it comes to the environment. If your business has received a citation for being in violation of the Clean Water Act or another regulatory compliance related to a hydrological element, you need to take action to protect yourself and your business. Our attorneys will help you handle any aspect of clean water law and environmental compliance that you may be involved with:

  • Clean Water Act issues
  • Safe Drinking Water Act issues
  • Compliant waste treatment, disposal, storage, and transportation
  • Limiting the impact of property development activities on bodies of water and associated properties
  • Pollution, erosion, and flooding concerns
  • Sewer and stormwater backups
  • Water quality concerns, property damage issues, and water rights disputes

Sustainability Law

Sustainability should be a goal for any organization, and Lovett Law Group can help your business understand and implement long-term sustainability goals. Our teams specialize in sustainability as it pertains to corporate structures, operational agreements, contracts for standards of conduct, energy usage, real estate “green” clauses, easements, and any local or federal certifications that your company may need.

Storm Water, Sediment, and Solid Waste Law

Stormwater runoff, sediment erosion, and improperly disposed-of solid waste can create significant problems to individual property—and the environment. Lovett Law Group understands these issues and is ready to represent clients dealing with problems related to pollution, flooding, solid waste disposal, or erosion caused by stormwater runoff.

Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of environmental compliance and permitting requirements for both individuals, businesses, and municipal entities. We help our clients understand the impacts that these issues have on the region, as well as how to implement proper prevention controls to reduce problem recurrence.

Coastal Protection Zones

Industrialization is altering coastal landscapes at a record-breaking pace, with coastlines being increasingly affected by construction, climate change, and disruption from commercial industries. Our legal team is familiar with the laws and regulations established to help prevent the destruction of these crucial biomes, offering environmental counsel in the following areas:

  • Georgia’s Shore Protection Act
  • Georgia’s Coastal Marshlands Protection Act
  • Environmental impact statements
  • Local ordinances
  • Buffer variances
  • National Environmental Policy Act
  • Erosion control and restoration
  • Environmental compliance litigation
  • Dune buffers and restoration

Mining Law

Mining law is a complex niche in environmental compliance. Mining entities must consider both the short- and long-term effects of their operations, including (but not limited to) the following:

  • Stormwater discharge
  • Clear Air Act claims
  • Noise violations
  • Sedimentation trespass

Lovett Law Group can help mining organizations understand these intricacies, including mining-related regulations, compliance issues, licensing, administrative efficiency, environmental regulation, and litigation.