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Virginia Dam Repair – 2024 Grant Money

February 1, 2024

If you own waterfront property in Virginia with a dam in need of repair you should apply for a dam repair grant available from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Read the full article.

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The Virginia Clean Economy Act Requires Most of Virginia’s Coal-Fired and Oil-Fired Electricity Generating Facilities to be Retired by December 31, 2024

December 11, 2023

Within the Virginia Clean Economy Act there is the requirement that most of Virginia’s coal-fired and oil-fired electricity generating facilities be retired by December 31, 2024. Read the full article.

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Jim Lang Delivers Remarks on the Clean Water Act to the NRPA

November 29, 2023

Last week, attorney Jim Lang presented to members of the Nansemond River Preservation Alliance during their series, River Talk, in Suffolk, VA. Read the full article.

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Update on Virginia’s Unification of Stormwater and Erosion and Sediment Control Programs

November 15, 2023

Effective July 1, 2024, Virginia plans to unify its stormwater requirements with its erosion and sediment control (ESC) requirements. Read the full article.

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What is Civil Litigation - Process & Cost

August 28, 2023

Civil litigation is where one person/party files against another to vindicate a legal right. We discuss the process and costs associated with civil litigation. Read the full article.

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Overturning an Environmental Agency Decision – Waterfront Law Team Webinar Recap

August 28, 2023

In our latest webinar, Jim Lang of the Waterfront Law Team discusses the difference between cases involving environmental agency decisions, how they differ from a “normal” civic case, and things you can do to increase your chances of winning. Read the full article.

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Sackett v. EPA Supreme Court Decision: Clean Water Act Does Not Regulate “Isolated” Wetlands

June 21, 2023

The United States Supreme Court rules in Sackett v. EPA that the federal clean water act (CWA) does not regulate “isolated” wetlands. Read the full article.

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A New Tool to Manage Eastern Shore Groundwater Usage

March 13, 2023

Our team has closely followed the evolution of groundwater regulations on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with a particular focus on the impact upon the limited groundwater supplies caused by the numerous large poultry operations which make up a majority... Read the full article.

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Maximizing Benefits of Conservation Easements for Waterfront Properties in Virginia

February 21, 2023

A conservation easement is a voluntary agreement with a nonprofit land trust or government agency that allows a landowner to limit the type or amount of development on their property, while retaining private ownership of the land. Read on to learn... Read the full article.