An environmental lawyer is someone who protects our natural resources by advising on environmental laws. This may involve advising private sector businesses on how to comply with laws. It may involve writing reports. Or it may involve representing groups or individuals who are involved in a case with environmental laws.
The laws may involve air and water quality, waste management, contaminant cleanup, chemical safety, or wildlife and plants, just to name a few. Most importantly, environmental law can advance into the areas reflecting world-wide principles and agreements.
An article from environmentalscience.org. Environmental law is a broad area of law that encompasses a range of issues surrounding the environment including water and air quality, hazardous waste, species protection, agriculture, wetlands, biodiversity, waste management, green initiatives, sustainability strategies and alternative energy sources.
An informational article from the Sierra Club, discussing many different aspects of being an environmental lawyer. The author has litigated environmental cases in state and federal court, and the U.S. Supreme Court, testified before Congress, and worked behind the scenes involving environmental regulations.