Mining is one of the basic industries necessary for an advanced society.  Over the past 150 years into the present day, in addition to their significant benefits, mining activities have created environmental impacts that have brought them increasingly under the regulatory microscope. Wactor & Wick attorneys have helped mining owners, developers and operators in a variety of contexts, including permitting, water quality, air quality, hazardous waste, restoration, CEQA and defense of water quality, Superfund enforcement, cost recovery and natural resource damages actions.