Environmental Law

Environmental Lawyers Handling Complex Claims

Environmental law is a multifaceted web of federal, state and local laws, and agency and court case law. Throughout its history, Pines Bach LLP, in Madison, has guided clients through this web and obtained positive, effective results.

One major focus of the firm’s environmental law practice is advocacy and litigation. The firm has represented many and varied interests throughout the state to protect natural resources, preserve outdoor recreation opportunities, and achieve environmental justice.

Sometimes our advocacy takes place at the local level, such as local zoning proceedings, or before state and federal agencies. Our clients have included individuals, non-profit organizations, governmental bodies, and businesses.

Whether clients face environmental issues in advocacy or litigation, the environmental law practice of Pines Bach LLP is prepared to provide effective representation.

The Environmental Claims We Handle

The environmental law group at Pines Bach LLP has the experience, knowledge, and commitment necessary to successfully address complex environmental issues. Representative matters we have handled include:

  • Intervened on behalf of environmental group before the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin and in state court regarding proposed natural gas-fired power plant
  • Represented environmental group in litigation in U.S. District Court in Illinois where coal-fired power plant’s permit to construct had expired
  • Continued representation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in case involving constitutional issues and issues of standing
  • Intervened on behalf of environmental justice groups before the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin on proposed utility rate increases
  • Litigated numerous challenges to permits that would allow wetlands to be filled and impacted by development
  • Represented lake association and citizen groups concerned about non-metallic mine and gravel pit developments in their local communities
  • Opposed changes to state parks and state trails that would permit more intensive use of these properties, to the detriment of other users and the environment
  • Litigated private actions against polluters who are negatively impacting their neighbors’ property
  • Advocated on behalf of citizen groups petitioning for stronger environmental regulations from state agencies

Contact Our Skilled Environmental Law Attorneys Today

Our lawyers have a strong commitment to environmental advocacy and litigation and have represented clients in a number of settings, including the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin and other state agencies, federal district courts, and the United States Courts of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and D.C. Circuit.

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