- Practice Areas
Water and Air Quality
The Environmental Law team at Mika Meyers is composed of recognized experts in the field of state and federal regulations concerning water and air quality. We are exceptionally able to assist clients in developing effective strategies to respond to the practical and legal challenges posed by the nation’s clean water and air laws. Our team represents industrial and commercial entities, trade associations, and large local government clients, as well as individuals.
Environmental law has evolved significantly since the passage of the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972. It now involves the management of complex, large-scale projects in which water pollution control is only a small part. Our attorneys are qualified to address a wide range of water-related legal and business issues on behalf of our clients, from source-point pollution control to major redevelopment projects impacting wetlands, brownfields, and watersheds.
- Clean Water Act (CWA) compliance, permitting and litigation
- Water resource protection
- Groundwater rights and usage issues
- Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Act (SESCA) permitting
- Wetlands regulation and development
- Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
- Riparian rights disputes
- Brownfield redevelopment
- Storm water regulation
Poor-quality air poses a serious risk to public health. The Clean Air Act (CAA), enacted in 1977 and enforced by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the EPA, monitors and regulates safety levels of airborne pollutants, such as ozone and carbon monoxide. Amendments enacted in 1990 made the act stronger and more comprehensive. The Environmental Law team at Mika Meyers has extensive experience in every aspect of outdoor and indoor air emissions management and is well qualified to counsel clients on matters pertaining to air quality and its impact on their proposed actions.