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Hazardous Waste and Pollution Issues in Colorado

Liability in Oil and Gas Contamination

Unfortunately, in areas where oil and gas development is widespread, natural resources can become contaminated with the wastes of oil and gas and the clean up can cost millions of dollars. In these instances, a major question becomes, "Who is liable?" If you are concerned about being named in a hazardous waste and pollution suit, or are considering a lease agreement and want to make sure that the parties' obligations are well-defined, there is no time to delay. You must contact a Colorado oil and gas lawyer at Cantafio & Song PLLC today to schedule your consultation. We are waiting to answer your questions, review your situation and determine if we can start protecting your rights in this very serious issue.

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A basic principle of environmental law is "liability by association," meaning the very association with a property where hazardous material is found, or an association with the material, can have devastating results. The association can be as owner (lessor) or as operator (lessee) and the liability is based on status, not fault. At our firm, our lawyers all have decades of experience in governmental compliance requirements for land use by oil and gas companies. We find that the best method of avoiding the costs of litigation is through our proactive planning, i.e., the drafting of oil and gas leases, the negotiations of oil and gas leases and reviewing the content of leases from time to time.

While we take every step to avoid litigation, where situations such as hazardous waste issues are faced, we are aggressive litigators who know the strategies of the EPA, the USFS and other state and federal agencies. if retained by you, we will build a compelling case on your behalf and fight to protect your rights.

We represent clients throughout Colorado and specifically in Denver, Steamboat Springs, Vail, and Avon. By choosing us, you can rest assured that we will do all we can to help protect your rights through proactive business agreements and, in the unfortunate instance of litigation, help you achieve a positive outcome in your case.

For more information about how we may be able to help, please contact Colorado oil and gas law attorney at Cantafio & Song PLLC immediately. 

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  • Distinguished Reputation in the Industry
    Attorney Ralph Cantafio is well known in the oil and gas industry throughout the western United States. He has established an excellent reputation in the industry not only through his exceptional legal work but also due to his lectures at industry events
    ( generally 2-4 times per year), academic writings, and his time as a college professor. Ralph's lectures and teachings generally consists of oil and gas agreements and negotiations, global energy management, and legal environment of business.
  • Unparalleled Experience in Oil & Gas Law

    Our team has over three decades of combined experience in oil and gas law, including assisting every type of client ( lessors, lessees, operators, etc.), each at every stage of the oil and gas business ( from upstream to downstream activities). Our team also has unparalleled experience in civil litigation ( including construction), corporate and commercial law, natural resources mediation and arbitration, and commercial transactions ( including residential and commercial real estate). 

  • Licensed Throughout the United States

    Our team is ready to assist you with our oil and gas law needs throughout the United States, including in Alaska, Colorado, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.