Legal Blog

Filtering posts by practice area: Environmental Law
Remove filter

Tax Credits for Donating Conservation Easements: What You Need to Know and Why You Should Take Advantage

November 09, 2018

It often seems impossible to do something that is great for both the environment and your wallet. However, every landowner in Virginia can do just that. One of the most valuable and well-kept secrets regarding tax benefits available to landowners...

Read More

President Trump’s Roll-Back of the Clean Water Act

March 07, 2017

On February 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order subtitled; “Restoring the rule of law, federalism, and economic growth by reviewing the ‘Waters of the United States’ rule”. With the stroke of his pen, and with Scott Pruitt sitting...

Read More

Mitigation Banks’ Uncertain Future

April 26, 2016

Developments across the country in recent years put into question the financial viability of establishing mitigation banks that provide compensatory mitigation for unavoidable impacts to waters of the United States that are permitted under Section...

Read More

Wetland Mitigation Banking Agreements Are Binding Contracts Against The Corps

April 07, 2014

For the first time since Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972 a federal court has ruled that a wetland mitigation banking instrument (“MBI”) is a contract enforceable against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The decision came from the...

Read More

Environmental Regulation and the Current Political Climate

September 24, 2008

What happens when you place the chief litigator for the National Association of Home Builders (“NAHB”) in the same room with the counsel for the National Resources Defense Council (“NRDC”) and National Wildlife Federation (“NWF”) with a tenuous...

Read More