Category Archive: Environmental Litigation

The attorneys at Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC have a sophisticated team of environmental litigation lawyers. From contaminated groundwater to hazardous material spills to climate change litigation, our attorneys understand the severity of environmental contamination and the potential ramifications for humankind. When the irresponsible actions of individuals and corporations result in environmental and personal harm, you have the right to recover damages for immeasurable losses as well as economic ones. Our team can help you to file a claim against the negligent party, and prove the harm that you have suffered. Reach out to us today to schedule your initial consultation and get started on recovery the compensation you deserve.

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Napoli Shkolink Files Class Action for Water Contamination

Napoli Shkolink Files Class Action for Water Contamination

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has filed a class action lawsuit against five manufacturers of aqueous firefighting foams (“AFFF”) containing perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFOS”) and perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) for the contamination of the groundwater relied upon Dutchess County and seeks to certify a class to represent all water providers in the State of New York that have been…Read the article
Lawmakers Prod EPA For Action on PFAs

Lawmakers Prod EPA For Action on PFAs

| Environmental Litigation
During a lengthy hearing, members of the House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee urged the Trump Administration to take firmer action against the “forever chemicals” which pollute drinking water supplies across the country. Once people are exposed to them, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluouroalkyl chemicals remain in the human body almost indefinitely. PFAs are probable carcinogens, and…Read the article
What is the Bethpage Toxic Plume?

What is the Bethpage Toxic Plume?

| Environmental Litigation
The Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant of Bethpage, also known as the Northrop Grumman Site Facility was a government-owned facility that was first officially established in 194. Its purpose was to design, fabricate, and test prototype aircraft for the US Navy and the NASA and it operated out of the area known as Oyster Bay in Bethpage, New York. However, over time…Read the article
Successful Carnival Brings Lead Awareness to Local Residents

Successful Carnival Brings Lead Awareness to Local Residents

| Environmental Litigation
The National Clean Water Collective (NCWC), Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, NorthStar Social Justice Law Group and Darley Hosted a very successful carnival this past Saturday, in an effort to bring cheer, school supplies, water, and awareness to local residents.Read the article
Lawmakers Consider Tougher Lead-Testing Measure

Lawmakers Consider Tougher Lead-Testing Measure

| Environmental Litigation
State Sen. Gustavo Rivera recently introduced Dakota’s Law. The measure would require all state health officials to test for lead using the new standard of a maximum five micrograms per deciliter. The Bronx Democrat says the new law would “create stronger requirements to protect all New York children from lead poisoning and to address lead…Read the article
NH Senators Seek Action On Pease Water Contamination

NH Senators Seek Action On Pease Water Contamination

| Environmental Litigation
With a new boss at the Environmental Protection Agency, New Hampshire Senators Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen hope that the agency will “understand and address the PFAS contamination problem facing the nation.” These lawmakers are especially concerned with the perfluorooctanesulfonic acid contamination around the Pease International Tradeport, which was once Pease Air Force Base. For…Read the article
NYC Officials Admit They Ignored Lead Poisoning Issues

NYC Officials Admit They Ignored Lead Poisoning Issues

| Environmental Litigation
Although over 800 children in City housing projects tested positive for potentially lethal lead levels, city officials did not follow-up on the results. In 2012, the Environmental Protection Agency lowered lead exposure standards from 10 micrograms to 5 micrograms. But officials with the city health department and New York City Housing Authority continued to use…Read the article
What Hunter J. Shkolnik is Doing for Flint

What Hunter J. Shkolnik is Doing for Flint

| Environmental Litigation
Hunter J. Shkolnik was named Co-Liaison Counsel in the Flint Water Crisis Litigation by United Stated District Judge Judith E. Levy of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. In this role, Mr. Shkolnik will oversee all currently pending individual personal injury, property damage, and wrongful death cases, as well as the over 18,000 potential…Read the article
Hill Harper, Napoli Shkolnik File Injunction in Flint

Hill Harper, Napoli Shkolnik File Injunction in Flint

| Environmental Litigation
NorthStar Legal Action Group, PC, Napoli Shkolnik PLLC, and actor and activist Hill Harper have filed a motion for a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order against the State of Michigan, seeking to compel the State to continue providing bottled water at the remaining four Point of Distribution (POD) sites. Recently, the State of Michigan…Read the article
PFOA/PFOS Water Contamination Class Action Filed in MA

PFOA/PFOS Water Contamination Class Action Filed in MA

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC and the Law Offices of Brian Cunha & Associates have filed a lawsuit against five manufacturers of aqueous firefighting foams (“AFFF”) containing perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFOS”) and perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) for the contamination of the groundwater relied upon by Hyannis, Hyannisport, and West Hyannisport. The class action complaint was filed in the Federal…Read the article
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