Environmental Law

Low tide reveals oyster shells and trash at the bottom of a creek of Taylor Creek outside Beaufort.

Environmental Law generally concerns laws related to how and when farming and other land use activities impact ecosystem processes and the health of soil, air, water in a manner detrimental to wildlife and people.

This is a broad area of law that includes legislation, regulations on their application and enforcement, and judicial decisions interpreting their scope and permissible impact and limitations on human commerce.