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Environmental & Land Use Law

PFApocalypSe Now: The PFAS Firestorm and Implications for Florida

Environmental & Land Use Law
Per and polyfluoro alkyl substances (PFAS), are a class of chemicals in wide use throughout the nation and rapidly gaining...

Waters of the United States: A New Era for Federal Wetland Jurisdiction

Environmental & Land Use Law
For more than 45 years, all three branches of government have struggled with how to interpret the meaning of “waters...

New Evolutions in the Law of Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise

Environmental & Land Use Law
Climate change and sea-level rise law continue to evolve. Federal and state regulatory and policy responses involve expanding and evolving...

State Assumption of the Federal Dredge-and-Fill Permitting Program: The Search for the “Holy Grail”

Environmental & Land Use Law
State assumption of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (corps) dredge-and-fill permitting authority has been regarded by some as the...

Closing Superfund Sites Under Florida’s Risk-Based Corrective Action: The Time is Now!

Environmental & Land Use Law
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA), was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter as...

Public-Private Partnerships Can “Bridge the Gap” to Resource Sustainability

Environmental & Land Use Law
The realization Florida’s water resources need multiple and creative solutions settled deeper into the collective awareness in 2016 and 2017....

Why the Law of Climate Change Matters: From Paris to a Local Government Near You

Environmental & Land Use Law
Climate change has received much national attention recently, but the laws, regulations, issues, and caselaw evolution, have a history that...

Water Resource Compliance and Enforcement

Environmental & Land Use Law
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the five water management districts (WMDs) provide oversight of Florida’s water resources. DEP...

The Comprehensive Water Law: Its Provisions and Significance

Environmental & Land Use Law
Florida Senate Bill 552, commonly named the “Comprehensive Water Bill,” was signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott on January...

Finding Certainty in the New World of Alternative Water Supply Sources

Environmental & Land Use Law
With passage of the 2016 Water Bill,1 there is growing realization that Florida’s water resources are reaching sustainable use limits....