In the 1960s, public action led to the enactment of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency. Since then, we have witnessed the growth of numerous statutes and regulations covering all aspects of the environment from municipal and county ordinances to national and international policies. Over the past decade, legislation and court cases have pushed the issue of environmental liability to the forefront of every commercial real estate transaction. Today the inadequate performance of environmental due diligence can have catastrophic financial results. Professional consultation, employing the latest due diligence tools, technology and expertise, is the only way to ensure your investment will be a successful one.
Environmental issues will be a part of our social and economic fabric for decades to come. Continued economic growth will require knowledge of environmental requirements and the skill to develop innovative solutions to complex and multidisciplinary issues.