Environmental Law

Twomey Latham’s attorneys have been at the forefront of Long Island’s environmental law field since the early 1970s. Twomey Latham is perhaps best known for its work assisting local groups fighting, as The New York Times noted in a 1984 profile of on the firm, “poor land use, overdevelopment and environmentally harmful planning.”

Our founding partner, Tom Twomey (1945–2014), represented a group of local farmers opposed to the Long Island Lighting Company’s proposal to build four nuclear power plants in Jamesport. The broad, statewide coalition of environmental, civic, and political groups he assembled helped defeat the proposal as well as the construction of the Shoreham nuclear power plant.

Providing Businesses and Individuals with Intelligent and Effective Representation
Over the years, the firm’s attorneys have developed an understanding of the unique environmental challenges and regulations that exist in New York State and Eastern Long Island. Twomey Latham’s environmental attorneys bring their knowledge and experience to clients needing assistance with environmental issues that arise in corporate, real estate, land use, municipal, and litigation matters.

The firm has advised clients on issues including compliance with federal and state hazardous waste regulations, Superfund litigation, Brownfields redevelopment projects, landfill closures, resource recovery facilities, highway construction, airport sitings, tidal and freshwater wetland applications, the preparation and review of environmental impact statements, and a variety of land use applications.

Environmental Law Attorneys

Our attorneys focus on providing clients in-depth knowledge of our diverse range of practice areas.

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