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Environment Lawyer Interviews
September 30, 2010. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Neighborhoods Sue Tonawanda Coke ]
Buffalo, NY People living in a Buffalo suburb had good reason to suspect they were being negatively affected by the Tonawanda Coke plant. "It has three big smoke stacks," says environmental law attorney Charles Cobb. "People who live around there sometimes talk about 'a bad day.' That's when the air is overwhelmed visually, combined with a noticeable smell from the plant."
February 23, 2009. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Lead Contaminated Water Scandal Leads to Lawsuit ]
Washington D.C. Attorney Katherine Kimpel is definitely on top of this file and seems to have a river of information flowing through her brain. Just days ago she filed a class action suit on behalf of a single father from the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington D.C. alleging that lead in the city's water supply caused his two adopted sons to have serious and permanent health problems, i.e.,lead poisoning.
November 29, 2008. By Brenda Craig.
Read [ Fly Ash the Latest Win for the Billy Murphy Firm. ]
Baltimore, MD The Murphy Firm has a long and distinguished list of achievements in the history of the American legal system and the $45 million settlement it just negotiated on behalf the small community in Maryland represents yet another milestone. The settlement still needs to be certified, but the 250 people of Gambrills have every reason to believe their community will be compensated for the damage fly ash from a nearby Coal Fired Plant did to the local water supply. "This is a highly unregulated problem and you find it where electricity is generated by coal combustion," says attorney Hassan Murphy, a third generation member of the Murphy Firm.