Weitz & Luxenberg Addresses Natural Gas Drilling Concerns at Information Meeting January 21
NEW YORK, Jan. 11 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The New York-based law firm Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has been invited by a number of Marshall County, WV residents to address the adverse effects of unconventional natural gas drilling in their community.
The firm will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2011 at the Cameron Elementary School, located at 12 Church Street in Cameron, WV to listen to the concerns of the community, share information and discuss legal options.
Weitz & Luxenberg continues to be concerned by the reports it receives from residents in many states, including West Virginia and Pennsylvania, about air and water pollution, property damage, and the industrialization of their communities.
Julia LeMense, an environmental attorney with Weitz & Luxenberg who will be in attendance at the meeting, said, “Our clients and other residents of Marshall County and the greater Ohio Valley are troubled by what they are experiencing; they are justifiably concerned about the safety of their air, water and the overall health of their community.” While the meeting will have an informational component, it is intended to create a public and open forum for residents to voice their concerns.
Weitz & Luxenberg represents clients in a number of communities in West Virginia and Pennsylvania who have methane in their drinking water wells at unsafe levels. The firm has conducted preliminary investigations at several locations in West Virginia and Pennsylvania to identify the impacts of unconventional natural gas drilling, hydraulic fracturing and gas storage on air and water.
About Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.
Weitz & Luxenberg, founded in 1986, is one of the leading plaintiffs’ litigation law firms in America and has played leading roles in national and local litigations involving mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer. The firm represents hundreds of Gulf coast residents affected by the BP oil spill and has a leadership role on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the BP litigation.
A forerunner in the legal fight against polluters, Weitz & Luxenberg, which often works with noted environmental advocate Erin Brockovich, has represented clients harmed by groundwater pollution in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, Fennville, Michigan and Paw Paw, Michigan, harmed by industrial de-greasers PCE/TCE in groundwater and indoor air, harmed by the gasoline additive MTBE in water supply wells, affected by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and injured by PERC/PCE in coal float-sink test operations.
The firm also represents thousands of Americans with regard to injuries caused by defective medicines and medical devices such as DePuy ASR replacement hips, Fosamax, shoulder pain pumps, Yaz birth control, Zimmer Durom Hip implants, transvaginal mesh (TVT mesh) and Hydroxycut products. The firm maintains active general negligence and medical malpractice divisions.
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