At Edwards & Culver, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of clients harmed by pollution. Railroad companies, manufacturers, and other industrial polluters can cause extensive damage to Montana's ranches, homes, and towns. We will work to hold them accountable for the damage caused by their pollution.
Montana: Progressive in Protecting Your Property Rights
Montana has a strong history of protecting the property rights of landowners in environmental litigation. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you understand your rights and options under the law and work to pursue environmental cleanup and damages you need and deserve.
In 2006, our law firm successfully argued Shammel vs. Canyon Resources standing side-by-side with the town of Sunburst while they argued Sunburst vs. Texaco to the Montana Supreme Court.
These two cases were instrumental in establishing that a polluting party can be forced to fully remediate and restore the land it polluted to its natural, pre-pollution condition. This is an important distinction because the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) only requires remediation to MDEQ cleanup levels—not pre-contamination levels. Furthermore, the Montana Supreme Court concluded that a polluting party could be forced to clean up its own property in order to stop the flow of pollution onto neighboring property.