Environmental Law

Environmental Law Representation in Columbia, South Carolina

Nothing is more dear to us that the air we breath and the water we drink. South Carolina is well known throughout the world for its many pristine lakes and streams, beaches and mountains. From Caesar’s Head to the beaches of Kiawah Island there are beautiful waterfalls and lush forests with an enviable variety of plant and wildlife species. All deserve our respect and careful stewardship.

Environmental standards do not only defend our right to enjoy the land around us, they also help protect the health and well being of the people living in South Carolina. Clean water, for example, is just as important to human health as it is to other life, both in respect to potability and in limiting the spread of disease.

Preservation of the environment is also important for South Carolina jobs, whether they are in the field of forestry, tourism, hunting and fishing, or any other arena where having healthy natural resources is important.

Environmental Violation Attorney in South Carolina

Environmental claims arise in multitudes of areas. Groundwater contamination is a constant danger that can affect drinking water for humans as well as animal life. Other impacts are reduction in property values and overall quality of life. Air contamination can be just as dangerous and cause similar harm.

The Department of Health and Environmental Control can only police so much of what goes on to affect the environment and it takes the alert observations of citizens to protect the habitat and environment that we all rely on for our own health and the well being of our loved ones and the plant and animal life that provide much of the aesthetics that make our state the show piece that it is.

Natural Resources Attorney in Columbia South Carolina

Since his participation in the founding of the South Carolina Environmental Law Project through today, our founding member, Daryl Hawkins has fought for the preservation and restoration of our environment to the highest standards.

The South Carolina Environmental Law Project, often referred to by its acronym, SCELP, is at the vanguard of representing individuals and non-profit organizations, such as the Coastal Conservation League, The League of Women Voters, Sierra Club, the National Wildlife Federation, and many others, in protecting South Carolina wetlands, forests, wildlife and other worthy projects. To learn more about SCELP go to:

For more, visit SCELP’s website.


These notes are for guidance and general knowledge but are not intended to be legal advice and may not be relied upon as such. Questions seeking legal advice need to be asked of a lawyer and you should contact our office to set an appointment with a licensed lawyer.