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Environmental Litigation and Why You Need an Environmental Lawyer

You probably know what litigation is, but what is environmental litigation? By strict definition, it is comprised of a contested matter related to any environmental issue whereby parties’ allegations, requests for relief, and monetary damages are decided in any court or before or by any federal, state, or other governmental agency or private arbitration tribunal. This litigation may involve the…

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Solar Facilities and Advanced Regulatory Compliance

Market volatility, savings incentives, increasing costs for energy, and advanced regulatory compliance can be daunting and confusing for property owners who might otherwise pursue construction of or partnership on a solar energy facility. At the State level, solar projects are currently incentivized and can significantly reduce an electric bill. For parties interested in purchasing “credits” associated with a solar facility,…

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Rhode Island Corporate Environmental Law

Environmental law governs much of a corporation’s activities. Corporate strategies should consider corporate environmental law and integrate regulatory compliance in all areas: development and strategy, manufacturing, marketing and distribution, and transportation and disposal. In Rhode Island, liability extends to corporations for any corporate environmental law violations asserted by government and third parties. Environmental law questions arise for corporate entities in…

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Why You Need an Attorney for Commercial Land Use

Commercial land use is regulated in Rhode Island by State and local environmental laws. If you own a commercial real estate property in Rhode Island these environmental laws will affect your project. To stay within those laws and regulations, you need reliable information. The government sets parameters for projects throughout Rhode Island related to land use that include water usage,…

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How an Attorney can Help You with Building and Town Planning

Building and town planning is a phrase used generally to reference approvals for land use planning – municipal initiatives undertaken to regulate the use of land in an effort to avoid land use conflicts. Building and town planning uses a strategic vision to carefully manage resources to match future needs and expectations.There is customarily an element of natural resources protection,…

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Regulated Environmental Activity and the Best Environmental Law Practices

If you’re reading this article, you’re likely searching for information on the most current and best environmental law and regulation. Corporations and individuals in Rhode Island and Massachusetts are strictly governed in terms of operations, activities, and practices that have the potential to impact the state’s natural resources. The principle behind environmental law and regulation is to prevent environmental pollution;…

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Zoning Approval for the Installation of Solar Infrastructures in Rhode Island’s Municipalities

Zoning Approval for the Installation of Solar Infrastructures in Rhode Island’s Municipalities Rhode Island is an exciting place for solar projects. In the last six years, there has been a conscious effort in siting solar development throughout the state. Rhode Island has a goal: 1,000 megawatts and 20,000 clean energy jobs by 2020, set by the government in March of…

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Why You Need An Environmental Law Attorney

Environmental laws were enacted to protect our natural resources like water, minerals and endangered species and also to regulate certain businesses and industries that affect these resources. These businesses and industries are under obligation to monitor the impact of their activities on the environment to ensure that our ecosystem is protected and preserved. If you own such a business or…

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Desautel Law Retained to Help Sand Pond Environmental Fight

In a neighborhood effort to stop the proposed construction of a three-story, 630-unit self-storage facility at Pond Plaza on Post Road, Desautel Law services have been retained. The neighborhood is worried about the potential impact to the environment and how proposed development doesn’t comply with the original purpose of the city’s zoning ordinance. Desautel Law specializes in land use, zoning…

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