Environmental Law Attorneys

Environmental compliance is critical for the success of businesses in many industries. However, regulatory hurdles can inhibit growth and profitability.

At Hinkle Shanor LLP, we partner with clients to navigate regulatory obstacles and pave the path toward success. Our environmental law attorneys are well-positioned to provide superior legal solutions rooted in extensive legal knowledge and industry expertise.

Navigating Compliance And Litigation Matters

The firm assists clients in navigating regulatory and compliance matters as well as public and private litigation. We handle environmental audits, assessments and impact statements for establishing new projects or maintaining ongoing operations.

Our clients include oil and gas companies, natural resources businesses, agribusinesses, energy companies, developers and manufacturers both locally and nationwide. We also represent clients in inverse condemnation proceedings.

State And Federal Guidance

We provide solutions-based guidance for navigating all aspects of the expansive body of environmental law, including state and federal laws such as:

  • The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • The Clean Water Act
  • The Clean Air Act
  • The Solid Waste Disposal Act
  • The Toxic Substances Control Act
  • The New Mexico Hazardous Water Act
  • The New Mexico Oil and Gas Act

Our lawyers have practiced before numerous state and federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the New Mexico Environment Department.

CERCLA, NEPA And Hazardous Waste

A major portion of our environmental practice centers on CERCLA defense and NEPA compliance. We also handle solid waste disposal, groundwater contamination and remediation, hazardous substance litigation, uranium mining cleanup, water and air quality issues and other environmental matters stemming from natural resources extraction operations.

The firm has successfully defended major oil and gas companies as well as chemical manufacturers in groundwater contamination matters. We are familiar with the environmental law issues that accompany oil and gas refining, transportation, distribution and disposal activities.

Contact The Firm

Please contact us for more information about our environmental law practice. With offices in New Mexico, we serve clients throughout the Permian Basin.