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Solving the Dilemma Caused by a Large Abandoned and Derelict Vessel Dumped Next to Our Clients' Pier

June 11, 2024

Clients turned to the Waterfront Law Team after someone sank and abandoned an 82-foot former U.S. Navy vessel in the Little Wicomico River, right next to their pier. In a remarkable result, one of our attorneys, Tom Berkley, persuaded the Virginia... Read the full article.

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A Virginia Wetlands Case Tests the Limits of Sackett

May 14, 2024

In May 2023 the U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of Sackett v. EPA, eliminated the federal government’s ability to regulate a certain category of wetlands. The result in U.S. v. Chameleon LLC and Layne could change this. Read on to learn more. Read the full article.

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Virginia ESC - Stormwater Management

March 21, 2024

Virginia merges its Erosion and Sediment Control Program with its Stormwater Management Program and reissues the VPDES Construction General Permit. Read the full article.

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Waterfront Law Team Presents at the Virginia Water Conference, Hosted by the Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association

March 11, 2024

Attorney Bryan Peeples of the Waterfront Law Team presented at the Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association (VLWA) annual conference earlier this month. Read the full article.

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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.