The Florida Bar

Natural Resources Law

December 13, 2022

Natural resources law often varies by state and governs how people can use the parts of the environment that have some economic or societal benefit. Generally, these benefits include air or wind, light, water, soil and plants, animals that occupy the land, and underground minerals or oil. Natural resources law also helps define how natural resources may be bought or sold. Although there are some exceptions for public policy initiatives, once one has rights to a resource, they may generally sell those rights in any manner they choose.

Changes may occur in this area of law. The information provided is brought to you as a public service, and is intended to help you better understand the law in general. It is not intended to be legal advice regarding your particular problem or substitute for the advice of a lawyer.