Oil and gas companies can cause serious property contamination through fracking or engaging in other dangerous activities without following proper procedures. Texans know that oil and gas companies bring in significant revenue for the area, but that doesn’t mean they should be immune to the law. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets standards for oil and gas companies for a reason; to protect the environment and the safety of every person within it. When oil and gas companies violate these standards, due to negligence or recklessness, they should be held accountable for their actions. If you were harmed by this negligence, a seasoned personal injury attorney from our firm could help you pursue monetary damages.
Fracking, Water and Land Contamination, and Air Pollution
If oil and gas company development has harmed your property, it is in your best interest to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Contamination issues can pose serious health and safety risks, and they can be extremely difficult – and expensive – to clean up. This is especially true when contamination involves local water supplies. Even if the oil and gas company simply caused damage to your landscape or left abandoned equipment on your property, you may have a case. At the Kirk Law Firm, PLLC, we are well-versed in EPA standards, state regulations, and all aspects of oil and gas contamination, including fracking, hazardous waste, water and land contamination, and air pollution. Our legal team is skilled at navigating the complex maze of state and federal statutes, contract law principles, and tort doctrines. We also have experience in managing litigation for multiple plaintiffs and all types of corporate defendants, including domestic and foreign oil and gas companies.
Oil and Gas Extraction Can Release Radioactive Materials
Another very real concern surrounding property contamination is the potential for radioactive material contamination resulting from oil and gas extraction. The same geologic formations that hold oil and gas also contain radioactive materials such as uranium, and radium. These types of radioactive materials are known as normally-occurring radioactive materials (NORM). NORM are released by human activities, such as burning coal and oil and gas extraction. These activities increase our exposure to ionizing radiation. If radioactive materials leak into land or water supplies, it can pose a serious environmental and health hazard.
Kirk Law Firm, PLLC – Houston’s Property Contamination Attorneys
If you are concerned that an oil and gas company contaminated your property, we can help. Attorney Dana G. Kirk has been protecting the rights of Texas landowners for nearly 60 years. Don’t let the big oil and gas companies take advantage of you. Reporting property contamination can result in more than just financial reward, it may also protect the health and well-being of your family and neighbors. If you are concerned about any type of property contamination, we can help you determine the best strategy for moving forward. Our skilled property contamination attorneys will be with you every step of the way. Contamination from oil and gas companies affects all of us. Contact the Kirk Law Firm, PLLC today for a free consultation about your case.