Environmental Regulations. Dealing with environmental contamination is a significant problem faced by municipalities. Waste disposal, underground disposal of hazardous substances, migration of contaminants such as methane gas, petroleum storage tanks and local regulation of oil and gas exploration can have adverse effects on residents of communities and often impact the land use plans and zoning regulations.
Wetlands, woodlands and other natural features have emerged as key components of land transaction and development activities. Challenging a municipality's attempt to maintain the natural assets of the community is becoming commonplace.
Johnson Rosati has handled numerous cases involving environmental regulations promulgated by both the state of Michigan and the federal government. Whether the case is in the preliminary stages of discussion, on appeal, or anywhere in between, we have the expertise you need to be successful.