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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.

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Waterfront Law Team Supports HalfMoon Education in Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Courses

February 13, 2023

On January 20th, Waterfront Law Team attorney, Bryan Peeples, taught two Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses hosted by HalfMoon Education. Read on to learn more. Read the full article.

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WOTUS: EPA’s New Rule vs. The Supreme Court’s Sackett Case

January 20, 2023

Attorney Jim Lang explains how the EPA’s new WOTUS rule is heading for a possible collision with the U.S. Supreme Court’s forthcoming decision in the Sackett case. Read the full article.

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The U.S. Supreme Court Looks at Isolated Wetlands and WOTUS . . . Again!

October 27, 2022

In examining the Sackett case, the U.S. Supreme Court will tell us whether an area of isolated wetlands is within the WOTUS and, hence, whether the EPA and the Army Corps can apply their wetlands regulatory authority at that particular location. Read the full article.

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How the Wetlands Laws Apply to Drainage Ditches

October 19, 2022

This article describes how the wetlands laws apply to drainage ditches, or ditches that transport stormwater to control flooding. Read the full article.

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How RGGI Helps Waterfront Property Owners Preserve Property Value

September 19, 2022

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (“RGGI” or “Reggie”) fights global warming by managing the amount of CO2 that fossil-fueled electric powerplants release into the air. Waterfront property owners need to know that earlier this month Virginia... Read the full article.

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Fisheries Management in Virginia

July 20, 2022

Fisheries management in Virginia is imperative to protecting saltwater fisheries in our tidal waters. Read on to learn more about the agencies and resources that help ensure the conservation of our waterways. Read the full article.

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Boat Marinas - Buying, Selling, or Operating

May 16, 2022

Learn about how riparian water rights and Virginia water laws affect the process of buying, selling, or owning a boat marina. Read the full article.