Natural Resources & Environmental law, to a great degree, overlaps with the above-described area of “administrative and regulatory practice.” The law, as it exists today, is derived for the most part from the landmark federal legislation of the late 1960s and 1970s, including the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, the Surface Mining Control & Reclamation Act of 1977, the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act and the CERCLE legislation, better known as the “Super Fund Act.”
Most of the programs created by these seminal pieces of legislation are cooperatively administered by the state and federal government with state agencies playing the most active day-to-day role in regulation and enforcement. In the case of Oklahoma, the most prominent regulatory agency at the state level is the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, while the most prominent federal agency is EPA Region 6 (South Central United States) headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
Logan & Lowry, LLP has considerable experience in all of the above areas, including surface coal mining, oil field pollution, construction, and agricultural issues, as well as, hazardous chemical spills. Moreover, our attorneys have constructive working relationships with regulatory officials at relevant state and federal agencies and regularly negotiate or litigate compliance issues. Contact us to learn more.