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Noise Violations

There are a number of different reasons why an oil or natural gas drilling operation may be considered a noisy environment. Excessive road construction projects, equipment operation and repair, and even accidents like explosions and fires can be a constant source of noise. Legally-binding contracts like surface use agreements or oil and gas leases can be modified to include statements intended to regulate the level of noise coming from an active well site, and a lawyer can help to negotiate those terms and others to the satisfaction of landowner clients.

Because of the amount of noise a busy oil or natural gas drilling and well site can emit, it is not uncommon for landowners to seek to restrict as much noise as possible. Common noise-related elements of a strong oil or gas lease may include a requirement to cease or tone down operations at certain times of the day or night, or to construct noise barriers that can dampen and significantly lessen the amount of noise coming from a site. Noise violations occur when drilling operations become lax and negligent in their awareness of noise regulations, or in some cases, actively seek to violate noise regulations in an effort to retaliate against a landowner for other conflicts that may have taken place.

Noise Violation Dispute Resolution in Texas

The Amaro Law Firm has extensive experience in supporting the needs of commercial drilling operations and landowners alike in cases where noise violations have occurred. Our firm has a deep understanding of oil and gas law as well as the potential consequences of violating surface use agreements and oil or gas leases. We are able to utilize that knowledge and drive to work hard for our clients throughout Texas to provide the very best in legal consultation, support services, and representation when dispute resolution becomes a necessity.