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Environmental Contamination in New Jersey

New Jersey beaches, lakes, and forests are among the natural resources that provide valuable recreational and commercial opportunities. But New Jersey citizens struggle to find the proper balance between protecting the environment and fueling our economy. If our natural resources become contaminated, our quality of life suffers. Toxic chemicals released into our air, water, and ground can lead to health problems:

That is why New Jersey leads the nation in the strength and number of environmental protection laws. These laws specify environmental standards industries must meet if they want to do business here. They also provide for liability for damages resulting from New Jersey environmental contamination.

State laws prohibiting environmental contamination in New Jersey

New Jersey environmental laws seek to reverse the negative effects the environment suffered over a century of industrial irresponsibility, and hold responsible parties liable for clean up and remediation costs. They also prohibit further contamination of our natural resources, as well as encourage the adoption of renewable energy. The following is a partial list of the strict, forward-thinking environmental laws adopted by New Jersey:

Prohibiting contamination:

  • The New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (Spill Act)
  • New Jersey Brownsfield Laws

Preserving natural resources:

  • Coastal Area Facility Review Act (CAFRA)
  • Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act
  • The Pinelands Protection Act
  • The New Jersey Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act
  • Waterfront Development Law

Consult us about environmental contamination law in New Jersey

The law firm of Lieberman & Blecher, P.C. focuses its practice on environmental contamination law in New Jersey. Whether you are struggling with environmental contamination, or considering litigation, we can help. Our website details our extensive experience fighting and winning toxic contamination lawsuits. To protect your rights and discuss your case, call us today at (732) 355-1311 or contact us online.

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