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Vessel Operations & Environmental Law In The Chesapeake Bay: Endangered Species Act And The Marine Mammal Protection Act

May 5, 2020

Safe vessel operations while observing both the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act can avoid potential penalties by the National Marine Fisheries Service. Read the full article.

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Brown Water Seamen And The Stowaway Virus: Coronavirus Precautions

May 1, 2020

Brown water seamen have "maintenance and cure" rights, but Coronavirus may encourage employers to adopt proactive measures to protect crewmen and to avoid financial repercussions. Read the full article.

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Supreme Court Watch: County Of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund

April 28, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court ruling affects Hawaii Wildlife Fund's citizen's environmental lawsuit against the County of Maui's sewage treatment plant for polluting groundwater. Read the full article.

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Evaluating Recent Legislative Efforts To Reform Oyster Leasing In Virginia

April 24, 2020

Our Waterfront Law team analyzed conflicts between waterfront property owners and oyster farms, and legislative efforts being made to reform oyster leasing. Read the full article.

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Helping At-Risk Citizens During COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order

April 24, 2020

Jim Lang and the Waterfront Law Team volunteered as part of the Shore Delivery Corps helping at-risk citizens of the Eastern Shore of Virginia during the coronavirus shutdown. Read the full article.

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How You Can Help Oyster Farmers Impacted by Covid-19

April 14, 2020

Local oyster farmers are facing unprecedented challenges because of coronavirus. Learn how you can help protect oyster farms. Read the full article.

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Poultry Farms In Virginia - Eastern Shore Environmental Impact of Chicken Farming

April 3, 2020

Last year I published an article on this blog called Large Poultry Farming Operations Harm the VA Eastern Shore Environment.  Since that article was published, there have been several developments Read the full article.

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Pier Case Victory for Homeowners in Fairfax County

March 20, 2020

Jim Lang, Jeff Wilson and the Waterfront Law Team won a riparian rights case in Fairfax County Circuit Court for a homeowners’ association community pier and boat slips. Read the full article.

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Waterfront Law Team Volunteers at Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve

March 19, 2020

On March 14, 2020, Jim Lang and the Waterfront Law Team helped resurface a trail at the Hoffler Creek Wildlife Preserve in Portsmouth, VA. Read the full article.

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