When You Need A Lawyer Who
Will Fight For You

Environmental contamination Archives

An American Tragedy: The Victims of Environmental Contamination are Mostly the Poor and Minorities

A recent article titled "Righting Civil Wrongs" sadly describes how the poor, minority residents of communities throughout the United States have been left with no choice but to sue their government (the US EPA, specifically). Years ago, these residents formally claimed that they were the victims of environmental racism-for example, because government had permitted a local landfill to continue to expand into their neighborhood. By law, the US EPA is required to respond to these serious claims (they are claims of Civil Rights violations, after all) within 180 days, to say whether it agrees that environmental racism is at work. However, some of these residents have been waiting up to 20 years for an answer, and still do not have one.

"The Arsonist is Now in Charge of the Fire Department" Scott Pruitt is Prepared to Ruin the Environment Because Big Oil Told Him To

Two things that Scott Pruitt just said prove that he is so deep into the pocket of big oil company polluters that he can't find his way out. He's not fit to head the EPA.

Michael Flynn Had the Russians; Scott Pruitt Has the Oil Companies: Why the US Senate should reject Pruitt to Head the EPA

The recent resignation-in-disgrace of Trump Administration National Security Advisor (NSA), Michael Flynn, and the resulting damage to the country could have been avoided. If the President and his advisers had looked at Flynn more carefully before he was appointed to head the NSA (and assuming that they even cared about what they would have found), they would have realized that the conflicts created by Flynn's unusual coziness with the Russians would explode in their faces, and badly damage our national security interests.

Scott Pruitt has no Business Running the Environmental Protection Agency

This week, the U.S. Senate votes on whether to approve President Trump's choice, Scott Pruitt, to head the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA"). Why should every Senator in the building vote "No"?

Scott Pruitt: Donald Trump's Pick to Dismantle the US EPA

I've written recently about President Trump's determination to get the EPA out of the business of protecting the environment and the lives and health of the American people. (EPA Blog) (Gorsuch blog). Huge corporate polluters-including petroleum and mining companies-are tired of having to comply with the federal clean air and water laws, and, in Trump, have found their man to take them off the hook.

Email Us For a Response

Schedule A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

The Collins Law Firm, P.C.
1770 Park Street
Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60563

Toll Free: 866-480-8223
Phone: 630-687-9838
Fax: 630-527-1193
Naperville Law Office Map