Water Quality, Air Quality & Hazardous Waste

Maintaining compliance with environmental regulations regarding water quality, air quality and hazardous waste disposal is an ongoing challenge for many businesses, particularly those in the natural resources industries. At Hinkle Shanor LLP, we provide strategic legal guidance for clients facing regulatory and litigation hurdles.

With deep roots in the Pecos watershed extending over a century, the firm draws on comprehensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of state and federal law impacting air and water quality. We serve businesses in a wide range of industries throughout the Permian Basin.

Regulatory Compliance And Litigation | Strategic Legal Solutions

Our attorneys have appeared before numerous state, federal and local regulatory agencies, including:

  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • The New Mexico Environment Department, Air Quality Bureau
  • The New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission
  • The New Mexico Hazardous Waste Bureau

The firm's legal team is well-versed in the vast body of environmental regulations impacting air and water quality, including the federal Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act. We assist clients in all aspects of complying with legal standards, including the areas of:

  • Permits
  • Compliance
  • Reports and monitoring
  • Strategic planning

In addition to providing legal counsel on compliance and regulatory matters, we handle environmental litigation. Our attorneys have successfully defended major oil and gas companies and chemical manufacturing companies against groundwater contamination claims.

Hazardous Waste

A substantial portion of the firm's environmental practice is dedicated to hazardous waste issues. We represent clients in navigating the complex regulations that impact hazardous waste storage and disposal. We also provide legal guidance for managing contaminated sites and spills, transporting toxic waste, and cleaning up hazardous waste associated with the extraction of petroleum, natural gas, uranium and other natural resources.

The firm's lawyers are well-versed in the provisions and application of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act and state law governing hazardous waste.

Contact Us

For more information about our water quality, air quality and hazardous waste practice — or other aspects of our environmental law services — please contact the firm. With four convenient offices, we serve clients throughout New Mexico.