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As Coastal Migration Continues, Waterfront Property Owners Encounter Complicated And Costly Environmental Regulations

May 5, 2020

Costs Faced By Waterfront Property OwnersWaterfront property owners in Hampton Roads are privileged to enjoy the ambiance and a fantastic view, in addition to a highly valuable set of riparian Read the full article.

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Oil Spills: The Clean Water Act To The Oil Pollution Act Of 1990

May 5, 2020

Owners or operators of shipyards must deal with both the Clean Water Act and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 when charged with oil spills in the ocean, which can increase fines and penalties depending on the severity of the spill. Read the full article.

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Supreme Court Watch: County Of Maui, Hawaii v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund

April 28, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court ruling affects Hawaii Wildlife Fund's citizen's environmental lawsuit against the County of Maui's sewage treatment plant for polluting groundwater. Read the full article.

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Evaluating Recent Legislative Efforts To Reform Oyster Leasing In Virginia

April 24, 2020

Our Waterfront Law team analyzed conflicts between waterfront property owners and oyster farms, and legislative efforts being made to reform oyster leasing. Read the full article.

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Poultry Farms In Virginia - Eastern Shore Environmental Impact of Chicken Farming

April 3, 2020

Last year I published an article on this blog called Large Poultry Farming Operations Harm the VA Eastern Shore Environment. Since that article was published, there have been several developments Read the full article.

Jim Lang And His Team Of Attorneys

Waterfront Law Team Scores a Complete Victory to Protect Virginia Beach Homes

February 24, 2020

Tom Berkley and the Waterfront Law Team won a major victory in federal court for stormwater management in Ashville Park, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Read the full article.

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Smithfield Foods Partners with Dominion Energy to Produce Environmentally-Friendly Power from Hog Manure

December 6, 2019

Learn More About How Smithfield Foods Has Partnered with Dominion Energy to produce environmentally-friendly power from hog manure in the Virginia Commonwealth. Read the full article.

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VA Riparian & Waterfront Property Rights at May 2019 VMRC Meeting

June 12, 2019

Jim Lang reviews the decisions made at the May 2019 Virginia Marine Resources Commission Meeting. Read the full article.

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How VA Riparian Property Owners Are Threatened by Rising Sea Levels

June 7, 2019

Riparian Property Rights attorney Jeff Wilson explains how coastal flooding creates "Ghost Forests", hurts farmers, and describes the ineffective response by Virginia state government Read the full article.