Oilfield Contamination Litigation
Trial Attorneys Holding Oil Companies Responsible
For the past decade, Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs lawyers have
taken on some of the biggest oil companies in the world. These companies
operated wells, pipelines, storage facilities, separator facilities, and
conducted oil and gas exploration and production activities on our client's property.
After draining the land of its precious minerals, these companies didn't
clean up their mess. They left equipment, storage tanks, pipelines and
pits which caused dangerous toxic and hazardous chemicals to spill and
leak into the soil and groundwater. Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs
was hired to sue these companies for money damages and cleanup costs.
When oil companies don't live up to their legal obligations, you need
help from a law firm with experience litigating oilfield contamination
cases. We have the resources, the experts and the qualifications to protect
your rights against oil companies.
Protecting Environmental Rights
Protecting a landowner's property from environmental harm is important
to Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs. We want to work with you to
ensure that your rights are protected and that you are properly compensated
for all of the harm caused by oil and gas operations. It doesn't matter
if the dangerous activities took place in the 1960's or the 1990's,
many state laws protect the landowner from the environmental harm caused
by oil companies.
While exploring and drilling for oil and gas, huge heavy equipment is brought
in to move the earth. In some cases, this messy process has damaged creeks
and blocked drainage. The equipment used in this process can also damage
adjacent fields and road connecting the property. If holding tanks leak
rivers, lakes, creeks and ponds can be polluted. Land protection clauses
may exist in oil and gas leases, and the details should include specific
responsibility for oil and gas companies to clean up, preserve and conserve
the land during use and at the end of the term. This includes removing
any oil and gas drilling or production equipment. Some land owners have
inadvertently become dumping grounds for abandoned equipment.
Reasonable measures must be used to protect your land. If oil and gas companies
have failed to protect your land from harm -- violating land protection
clauses in the lease - please
contact a Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs oil and gas attorney to discuss the specifics of your case.
Free confidential consultations
are available nights and weekends. Call us now at (713) 489-6566.
Recent Case Results
Louisiana Landowners received a settlement from oil companies who failed
to clean up the property after oilfield operations ceased. The oilfield
company did not follow policies and procedures for containment of oil
and waste, nor did they remove equipment used during oil and gas operations
on the land. In addition to the full restoration of the land by the oil
companies, the landowners received a settlement.
In another case land was contaminated in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, by
oilfield operations. The land will be remediated by oil company defendants.
The landowners sued after determining the level of contamination left
behind by the oil company. A settlement was received by the family who
owed the land for generations. The issues were resolved pretrial and the
oil company paid for the cost of the cleanup.
These cases are for information only and are not indicative of any future
outcome for any future cases.