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A Dedicated Vermont Environmental Law Attorney

Environmental laws are designed to protect people from illness, living creatures from harm and our world from permanent damage. Understanding the full scope of environmental laws requires knowledge about federal legislation, state statutes, agency regulations, and civil and criminal laws. Attorney Jon S. Readnour from Readnour Associates, P.C. has nearly 40 years of experience assisting companies with compliance and advising individuals and communities about protecting their rights.

Complex laws governing the environment

A number of laws and agencies are involved in enforcement of environmental issues. We keep up-to-date on new laws and court decisions so as be in the position to provide sophisticated, professional service to our clients. Essential laws we use in our work include:

  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Environmental Quality Improvement Act
  • National Environmental Education Act
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA/ Superfund)
  • Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

Compliance audits

The best time to address environmental concerns is prior to enforcement by a government agency. We work closely with your company, engineers and scientists to ensure environmental compliance. If your company is unfairly accused of contamination or noncompliance, we defend your business against unjust regulation and assist you in the mitigation of damages.

Tort litigation

Tort litigation gives you recourse to force companies and governmental departments to comply and to initiate cleanup, when appropriate.  Tort litigation also provides for recovery of compensation when injury, illness or property damage results from failure to comply with the law. In addition to federal legislation, we apply common law, such as that governing trespass and nuisance, to protect landowners from interference with their property rights.

Contact a professional Vermont environmental law firm

Call Readnour Associates, P.C. at 802-773-7108 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.