At the forefront of Delaware’s environmental law since state’s first environmental laws were passed more than 30 years ago.  Our lawyers have the regulatory knowledge, transactional sophistication and courtroom skill to defend our clients’ interests in environmental issues throughout Delaware and abroad.  

Permitting and compliance

We bring practical understanding of environmental permitting and the compliance needs of business and industrial clients. We advise companies that have complex and challenging environmental issues, including manufacturers, chemical manufacturers, electrical utilities and power plants, as well as oil refineries.

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Regulatory Insight

Richards Layton plays an active role in working with regulators at the Delaware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC) to shape the state’s environmental law.

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Environmental Permitting

Securing the proper permits under environmental laws is crucial for our clients. Our environmental counseling experience includes Title V and smaller facility air permitting, NPDES water permitting, solid waste facility permitting and wetlands activity permitting.

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Environmental Disputes

We represent clients’ interests in contested administrative permit or enforcement proceedings as well as in private party environmental litigation.

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Hazardous Waste

Whether clients are plaintiffs or defendants in private cost recovery litigation under CERCLA and RCRA, we can represent their interests.

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Brownfield Remediation

Our firm has successfully negotiated novel and complex site development agreements to rehabilitate contaminated “brownfield” properties.

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