Agricultural & Industrial Nuisance
The law recognizes your right to peaceful enjoyment of your property, but often our industrial or agricultural neighbors interfere with this right. Whether it is a processing plant that is polluting your local river or a farm whose animal waste in seeping onto your property, you are impacted by your neighbors’ use of their property. What happens on one company’s private property often has far-reaching implications for neighbors and the community at large, whether through air and water pollution, irritating noises, or other nuisances that interfere with the peaceful enjoyment of your property. These nuisances can also devalue your property and cause long-lasting physical ailments.
Federal, state, and local regulations with respect to these issues are complex and often involve dealing with multiple agencies and government entities, in addition to the private individual causing the nuisance. The science behind these types of interferences is also highly technical and specialized. You need a lawyer experienced in these issues to lead the fight against those companies interfering with your property and wellbeing.
Carey Law has represented clients in cases involving mass animal containment, waste runoff, noxious odors, pesky flies, and other agricultural and industrial nuisances. Carey Law has a team of experts ready to assist in determining what is causing the nuisance and what impact it is having on you and your property.
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is the process of extracting natural gas from shale rock layers deep within the earth. While fracking can occur naturally, modern fracking, referred to as horizontal slickwater fracking, began in 1998, when engineers discovered a method to inject highly pressurized fracking fluid into rock to increase extraction rates and ultimately, more expedient and cost-effective recovery of natural gas. Fracking presents real risks to communities, including contamination of groundwater and air quality, migration of gases and chemicals to the ground surface, and surface contamination from spills and flowback. Workers in the field are exposed to contaminated dust that can cause silicosis, which is chronic and slow to develop. Symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing, fatigue, rapid breathing, loss of appetite and weight loss, chest pain, fever, cracks in the nail bed, blue skin, heart disease, and respiratory disorders.
Deemed so dangerous, some countries have banned fracking completely. Unfortunately, in the United States, the practice is practiced widely and not regulated properly to ensure health and environmental safety. The science behind fracking is complex and requires expertise in environmental science and health issues. If you have worked in the fracking industry or live in a community in which fracking has occurred, then you need a lawyer by your side to fight to the big gas companies.
Attorney Robert Carey aggressively fights for his clients who have been exposed to the dangers of fracking, to recover damages for personal injury and property damage. He understands the complex nature of these legal issues and the science connecting serious health and environmental impacts with fracking and natural gas exposure.