Legislators in the state of Washington take environmental concerns very seriously and make it a priority to ensure that all residents have a clean, healthy, and safe place to live and work. In order to do so, lawmakers and the Washington Department of Ecology pass and enforce numerous laws and rules that must be followed in regard to a variety of environmental issues. With so many new environmental regulations being created, people may not even be aware that certain environmental law provisions exist but this does not excuse violations of such laws. If you believe that a law has been violated but are unsure, an experienced Tacoma environmental law attorney can help assess your situation.
Environmental laws in Washington address guidelines for the following issues and more:
- Fertilizers and minerals
- Motor fuel quality
- Sewage systems
- Animals and disposal of deceased animals
- Energy guidelines for buildings
- Hazardous substances
- Safety of products for children
- Gas and oil conservation
- Waste disposal
- Underground utilities
- Water supply
- Ocean resources
- Oil recycling
- Lead-based paint
- Noise control
- Salmon recovery
These are only some of the examples of the issues covered by the state’s numerous environmental laws.2 Federal environmental laws3 may also apply to your situation. You always want to identify all applicable laws to obtain the full legal remedies you deserve.
Contact Tacoma environmental law lawyers for a free phone consultation today
The laws regulating environmental issues in Washington State can be very complex. If you are facing an environmental problem, you may not know which State laws apply or where to begin. The good news is that the experienced Tacoma environmental law lawyers at the Dickson Frohlich Phillips Burgess have the knowledge and resources to identify any violations of environmental laws, ask the right legal questions and offer real solutions as to how to remedy your situation. Please do not hesitate to call our office at 253-572-1000 for help today.