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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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5 Signs You Have Lead Poisoning and Should Take Legal Action

5 Signs You Have Lead Poisoning and Should Take Legal Action

| Environmental Litigation
Lead is a heavy metal that is found in some paint, toys, and older buildings. Although the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act of 1971 has heavily restricted how lead is used in manufacturing and construction, it is still possible for individuals to become exposed to this hazardous substance. People can become poisoned by lead if…Read the article
County Report: Dangerous Work Conditions at FL Gopher Plant

County Report: Dangerous Work Conditions at FL Gopher Plant

| Environmental Litigation
The new report by the Environmental Protection Commission (“ECP”) Hillsborough County shows multiple egregious violations and problems within Gopher Resource, LLC. The Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission published an EPA Level 4 Investigation of Gopher Resource Tampa Plant on June 30, 2021, and found 14 allegations that are considered violations of the air pollution permits…Read the article
Health Problems at Tampa’s Gopher Resources Lead Smelter

Health Problems at Tampa’s Gopher Resources Lead Smelter

| Environmental Litigation
Two Florida Congressmen sent a letter to Acting Assistant Attorney General Jean Williams, asking the Department of Justice to investigate working conditions at Tampa’s Gopher Resources lead smelter. “No American worker should be forced to work in a facility as mentally, physically, and emotionally toxic as Gopher Resource has been described. Employees of the plant…Read the article
The Dirty Dozen Pesticide-Laced Foods in 2021

The Dirty Dozen Pesticide-Laced Foods in 2021

| Environmental Litigation
Strawberries, spinach, and other green leafy vegetables topped an advocacy group’s Dirty Dozen list of consumer foods contaminated by dangerously high levels of pesticides. An Environmental Working Group study concluded that 70 percent of the non-organic fresh produce sold in the United States is laced with dangerously high levels of deadly pesticides, herbicides, and other…Read the article
New York Recycling Bill Could Invite Sustainable Changes

New York Recycling Bill Could Invite Sustainable Changes

| Environmental Litigation
Like the rest of the United States, New York faces a developing environmental crisis as city and state governments try to determine how they can manage waste and recycling more effectively. A new bill (S.1185A) sponsored by Senator Todd Makinsky plans to tackle the problem by shifting responsibility for recycling costs from local governments to…Read the article
AFFF Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of TX Community

AFFF Class Action Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of TX Community

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC has filed a class action lawsuit for the contamination of the groundwater relied upon private well owners in Lubbock, Texas. The class action complaint was filed against manufacturers of aqueous firefighting foams (“AFFF”) containing perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (“PFOS”) and perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) and manufacturers of fluorosurfactants containing PFOS and PFOA. The class action…Read the article
Milestone Class Settlement: AFFF MDL Litigation

Milestone Class Settlement: AFFF MDL Litigation

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik lawyers representing individuals in the Town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, announced that they have reached an agreement in principal with Tyco Fire Products L.P., Chemguard, Inc., and ChemDesign, Inc. (“Defendants”) to settle a putative class action addressing certain claims of damage arising from contamination of dozens of privately-owned drinking water wells in the Town…Read the article
5 Inspiring Environmental Lawsuits

5 Inspiring Environmental Lawsuits

| Environmental Litigation
The news has become a daily reminder of the effects that global warming is having on the lives of millions of people. Wildfires, rising water levels, and multiple tropical storms happening in synchronization are just some of the very current threats to the homes, livelihoods, and lives in America alone. Environmental changes like these can…Read the article
Action Seeks to Block Sale of Weed Killer Roundup

Action Seeks to Block Sale of Weed Killer Roundup

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkolnik and National Civil Rights and Personal Injury Attorney Ben Crump Joins with National Black Farmers Association to Seek to Block Sale of Weedkiller Roundup Crump, NAACP, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists call for Bayer-Monsanto to “end Black farmers’ bondage to their GMO seeds and cancer-causing herbicide” Co-counsel Chris Schnieders, said it’s time for…Read the article
NY Sets New Standards for Drinking Water Contaminants

NY Sets New Standards for Drinking Water Contaminants

| Environmental Litigation
Napoli Shkonilk PLLC supports New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s announcement regarding “forever chemicals” and 1,4-Dioxane. This is a first-in-the-nation drinking water standard for emerging contaminant 1,4-Dioxane. Maximum contaminant limits (MCLs) were set at 10 parts per trillion each for Perfluorooctanoic acid (“PFOA”) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (“PFOS”) (collectively “PFAS”) and 1 part per billion for…Read the article
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