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Environmental & Land Use Law

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....

Property Assessed Clean Energy: Is There Finally a Clear Path to Success?

Environmental & Land Use Law
Property assessed clean energy (PACE) programs allow a property owner to voluntarily finance energy efficiency or wind resistance improvements through...

The Crown Can Do No Wrong, Except Where It Does: The History, Development, and Basis of Legal Standards Applicable to Florida Local Government Zoning Decisions

Environmental & Land Use Law
The applicable legal standard of review of local government decisions is crucial. It can dictate whether the local government decision...

Conservation Easements, a Benefit to the Environment and the Landowner

Environmental & Land Use Law
This article explores the uses of conservation easements in Florida and the benefit not only to the environment, but also...