De Lay & Laredo understands the challenges public agencies and businesses face when attempting to address the myriad of environmental laws and regulations impacting the development of projects and business operations. Our lawyers work with clients to develop compliance strategies aimed at avoiding challenges under CEQA* and NEPA. We assist clients with resolving the full range of issues that may arise throughout the CEQA and NEPA project assessment and approval processes. Our attorneys carefully monitor the CEQA process and advise our clients of important deadlines to ensure their rights are fully preserved.
Our goal is to ensure that our clients’ activities are consistent with these environmental statutes and other state and federal regulatory requirements so projects can move forward in a timely and cost-effective manner.
*The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) are important and significant environmental laws designed to protect the environment and our natural resources. These laws require government agencies at the national, state, and local levels to conduct an environmental assessment of a proposed project’s impact before the project receives approval. Environmental assessments under CEQA and NEPA are designed to inform government decision-makers and the public about the potentially significant environmental impacts of a proposed project and to identify ways to prevent and mitigate possible damages to the environment.