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Virginia Chooses Living Shorelines to Protect Against Erosion

July 27, 2020

Our experienced waterfront law team dives into Virginia SB 776. Learn more about how living shorelines and erosion impact waterfront properties. Read the full article.

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Major Changes on July 1, 2020 for Flood Prevention and Protection in Virginia

July 7, 2020

Learn from our experienced waterfront law team how SB 320 and the Virginia Community Flood Preparedness Fund can help preserve waterfront property and prevent costly flooding. 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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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.

Oil Spill

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.

Chesapeake Bay

Environmental Law And The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act: Where Local Knowledge Is A “Must”

May 8, 2020

A deep understanding of local knowledge is necessary for success when dealing with the Chesapeake Preservation Act, which is upheld by the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act Board. Read the full article.

Vessel Operation

Vessel Operations & Environmental Law In The Chesapeake Bay: Endangered Species Act And The Marine Mammal Protection Act

May 5, 2020

Safe vessel operations while observing both the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act can avoid potential penalties by the National Marine Fisheries Service. Read the full article.