Environmental law is a body of law that regulates the impact of human beings on the environment, with an eye to preventing or addressing the adverse effects of human efforts on the environment. Envirnmental law deals with industrial development of real property, mining and reclamation, and expolitation of natural resources. It encompasses workplace safety by addressing the effects of things like asbestos and lead paint on air quality, as well as the handling and disposal of toxic chemicals. With respect to dwellings, it addresses the hazardous effects of building rehabilitation and demolition. The awards for infractions of Federal and Colorado environmental law can run into the millions, and that’s why you should have a qualified attorney who can inform your of your rights and responsibilities.