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Balancing Virginia's Riparian Property Rights & Aquaculture Activities

August 25, 2018

Bryan Peeples notes how Governor Northam formed a work group to try to address the conflicts between waterfront property owners and oystermen, which have increased due to improving water quality and the introduction of "off the bottom" aquaculture. Read the full article.

Riparian Property Rights Vs Oyster Aquaculture

Waterfront Property Owners: Riparian Rights & Oyster Aquaculture

June 6, 2018

"Off the bottom" oyster aquaculture, if not carefully controlled, interferes with riparian property rights and reduces the values of waterfront property. Read the full article.

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Elizabeth River in Norfolk, VA - Waterfront Property Fight

April 6, 2018

Water and environmental attorney Jim Lang discusses conflict between waterfront industry and residential development on Norfolk's Elizabeth River in his white paper "The Fight for Waterfront Property on Norfolk's Elizabeth River." Read the full article.


Legal Remedies Available To Persons Who Are Injured Or Whose Property Is Damaged By 94,000 Gallons Of Aviation Fuel Released At Naval Air Station Oceana

May 11, 2017

On May 11, 2017 the Navy announced that approximately 94,000 gallons of jet fuel (JP-5) were released from a bulk “fuel farm” at Naval Air Station Oceana. The spilled fuel leaked into a waterway that Read the full article.

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A New Approach to Water for Hampton Roads Cities

April 21, 2017

Jim Lang and AECOM America's Sr. VP and Chief Counsel Christopher Kane discuss an integrated Hampton Roads municipal wastewater and storm water management plan in their article "A New Approach to Water for Hampton Roads Cities." Read the full article.


Environmental Law: The Supreme Court's Hawkes Co. Decision May Help Save Your Project When Wetlands Are Present

June 1, 2016

A court ruling, in the case U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., changed the requirements to get wetlands cases Court reviewed and may set the tone for other wetlands cases in the future. Read the full article.