Offering diverse legal expertise to help meet your business objectives

With an increasing emphasis on environmental compliance and enforcement, businesses in today’s regulatory environment face a host of possible issues, including inspections, violations, fines and penalties, and civil litigation.

The Burns White Environmental Practice Group attorneys help clients navigate these complex rules and regulations, and develop strategies that align with their business objectives. We leverage the resources, skills, and experience of members from related practice groups in the firm to best assist clients from various industries with their environmental issues, with a focus on representing business entities faced with citations or private litigation arising out of environmental matters.

Counseling and Compliance

Compliance with federal, state, and local laws, and related litigation:

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Clean Water Act
  • Environmental contaminants
  • Land use and environmental permitting


  • Toxic tort litigation
  • Chemical exposure and spill litigation
  • Storage tank litigation
  • Insurance defense litigation
  • Natural resources claims
  • Toxic mold claims
  • Appellate litigation
  • Professional liability litigation

For more information about our firm’s Environmental practice, please contact:

T.H. LydaT.H. Lyda, Esquire

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