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

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...

November 09, 2018 Environmental Law; Land Use & Zoning; Residential Real Estate; Tax Law

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

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...

March 07, 2017 in Environmental Law

Mitigation Banks’ Uncertain Future

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...

April 26, 2016 in Environmental Law

Wetland Mitigation Banking Agreements Are Binding Contracts Against The Corps

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...

April 07, 2014 in Environmental Law

Written by John Sawyer

Environmental Regulation and the Current Political Climate

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...

September 24, 2008 in Environmental Law

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