Mining and Explosives Litigation
The mining and explosives industries are among the most heavily regulated and scrutinized industries in operation today. Due to the abundance of natural resources available in Kentucky, the extraction of coal, limestone and other minerals continues to be a necessary and important component of the state’s economy. An inevitable consequence of mining’s prevalence and its perception among the general public is the frequent complaints and claims of damage filed by third-party property owners and residents who may express opposition to the mining process. What begins as one isolated complaint can quickly escalate to a situation with dozens of residents collectively presenting a variety of claims. Persistent complaints often create additional issues for a mine operation’s regulatory licensing and approval.
In addition to the defense of matters in litigation, SBM’s services include advising clients on a wide range of topics relating to their daily operations such as risk management, contract review and drafting, regulatory oversight and enforcement matters, and effective public relations procedures.