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Waterfront Law Team Thrilled to Sponsor the 2020 Walk the Watershed Campaign

June 29, 2020

Chesapeake Bay Foundation 2020 Walk the WatershedBecause of COVID-19, Walk the Watershed can be done virtually. People can register online and create teams or join individually to commit to walking Read the full article.

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Enhanced Transparency In Spills Reporting in Virginia Waters Takes Effect July 1st

June 23, 2020

Amendments to Virginia code §62.1-44.5(b) and §62.1-44.19:6(b) take effect on July 1, 2020, markedly enhancing transparency in environmental reporting requirements for spills that reach state waters Read the full article.

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Poultry Processing's Effect on Economic Growth, Human Health, and the Environment

June 18, 2020

Our environmental law team examines the pandemic's effect on Accomack County, already suffering from the environmental impact of the poultry industry. Read the full article.

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Supporting Virginia's Eastern Shore Amidst COVID-19 with "Shore Delivery Corps"

June 10, 2020

Volunteering with “Shore Delivery Corps” On June 6, our waterfront law team revisited the Eastern Shore for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. We volunteered with “Shore Delivery Read the full article.

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Do I Control What Happens on the Water at My Waterfront Property on a Creek, River, Bay or Shore of the Sea?

June 9, 2020

If you want to know if you can stop noisy jet skiers, or boaters, who park just offshore to fish, socialize or party in front of your waterfront property. Then read the full article now. Read the full article.

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How Citizens' Environmental Lawsuits Can Stop Pollution

June 2, 2020

Three citizens groups filed a Citizen's Environmental Lawsuit for pollution and won their case, forcing the polluter to pay a large civil penalty for its Clean Water Act violations. Read the full article.

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Preservation of Mature Trees Can Help Win Site Plan Approval Due to an Amendment to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act

June 2, 2020

Learn from our experienced waterfront law team how mature tree preservation plans can help gain site plan approval in Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas. Read the full article.

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Do I Control What Happens on the Water at my Waterfront Property on a Lake or Pond?

June 2, 2020

Our experienced waterfront law team dives into the importance bottomland ownership, and how it can determine riparian property lines on lakes or ponds. Read the full article.

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Environmental Law: An Oil Spill Could Cost Your Business

May 12, 2020

The owner of each vessel, each shipyard, each port, and each waterfront facility that handles oil is faced with the risk of an oil spill into water. Ignoring the risk is foolhardy. It puts the Read the full article.