Environmental and Water Overview
Environmental Law Attorneys
BHGR advises manufacturers, mining companies, oil and gas exploration and production companies, governmental entities, universities, individuals, water treatment facilities, real estate developers, ranchers, banks, and other commercial companies with regard to a wide range of environmental, land use, transactional, and natural resource matters.
Our lawyers have broad experience in environmental law matters, including Superfund, air quality, water quality, permitting, wetlands, water resources development, regulatory compliance counseling, Brownfields redevelopment, legislative and regulatory advocacy, enforcement defense, procurement of environmental insurance policies, environmental contractor management, NEPA, waste management, facility siting, transactional support and advice, toxic torts, insurance claims, natural resource damage claims, underground storage tanks (UST's), endangered species, environmental audits, environmental remediation, voluntary cleanups, mold, asbestos, worker safety, public lands, land swaps, radiation control, and a wide range of environmental and toxic tort litigation.
In addition to litigation, our attorneys advise clients in enforcement actions, permitting, self-audits, compliance, and transactions related to different environmental media and different environmental laws.
Many environmental issues are complex and involve multiple areas of law. Our team practice model combines attorneys from different practice areas to provide clients better answers faster without paying for a learning curve.
Water Law Attorneys
In Colorado, the Prior Appropriation Doctrine governs the right to take water for use in cities, on farms, and in industry. Complex statutes and case law govern water rights. The quality of our water, in particular the regulation of discharges, is governed by Colorado statutes and administrative procedures. Our water law attorneys have substantial experience concerning the Prior Appropriation Doctrine, the appraisal of water rights, transfer and change of water rights, water quality standards, and the discharge permit process.