Environmental Issues

Energy & Environmental Issues

Oklahoma Environmental Law Attorneys

Pollution Litigation • Corporation Commission Compliance

Has your surface property been damaged by a spill?

Do you suspect groundwater contamination from oil and gas drilling?

Is your company defending claims of property damage or pollution?

Mahaffey & Gore, P.C. is a full service energy law firm with comprehensive knowledge of state and federal environmental laws in regard to compliance, transactions, and disputes relating to oil, gas, and mineral production. Based in Oklahoma City, we represent operators, land owners, and interest owners statewide.

Environmental Compliance and Cleanup
Our Oklahoma environmental law attorneys represent oil and gas producers and title owners in compliance issues before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. We work proactively with clients to ensure they meet the OCC and federal standards for pooling, spacing, conservation, surface pollution, and underground contamination. Our firm also represents clients in mandated clean-up of environmental damage or hearings before the OCC regarding sanctions for environmental violations.

Environmental Consulting for Transactions
Before purchasing or sale of a piece of property, or buying or selling an interest in oil and gas production, many Oklahoma clients consult Mahaffey & Gore, P.C. to examine the title and research any environmental impairment issues. We perform due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, and we can review or draft all leases, agreements or transactions relating to oil and gas properties.

Pollution Disputes and Environmental Litigation
Mahaffey & Gore, P.C. represents both plaintiffs and defendants in dispute resolution and litigation over environmental damage to adjoining property or underground resources. Our veteran trial lawyers have extensive litigation experience in environmental matters relating to oil and gas exploration and production:

  • Groundwater pollution
  • Saltwater pollution
  • Leaching
  • Damage to trees or loss of crops
  • Harm or loss to livestock
  • Oil and gas spills

Mahaffey & Gore, P.C. successfully represented oil and gas operators in an important Oklahoma case that was reversed on appeal. InTwyman v. GHK Corp., 2004 OK CIV APP 53, 93 P.3d 51,the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals determined that Mahaffey & Gore’s clients should not be held liable for damages to property and the illness and death of cows on a neighboring dairy farm. The appeals court concluded that the jury heard improper testimony, over the objection of counsel, that failed to credibly link the cows’ demise to groundwater contamination from the defendants’ oil well.

In advance of litigation, Mahaffey & Gore, P.C. also provides environmental consulting to oil and gas operators to avoid or resolve issues with adjoining surface property owners over prevention and mitigation of saltwater spills, oil and gas spills, or other pollution.

Our attorneys are extensively trained in analyzing energy and environmental laws as they relate to your business entity. We have successfully defended numerous well site specific and waste disposal complaints. If your property or water has been polluted, or if your company is defending pollution claims, let our outstanding team of attorneys negotiate a favorable settlement of all claims or, if necessary, protect your interests in court. Contact the Oklahoma environmental law attorneys of Mahaffey & Gore, P.C. today.