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Lake Okeechobee Operations

On September 12, ELC submitted comments on behalf of the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and Florida Bay Forever regarding a draft Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) evaluating proposed changes to operations to the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual… Read More

Saving the Savings Clause

On September 12, ELC Filed an Amicus Curiae (or “Friend of the Court”) Brief in the Sugar Industry’s legal challenge to the Everglades Agricultural Area (“EAA”) Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (“STA”) on behalf of seven organizations –… Read More

Local Groups Give Miami-Dade County Stormwater Permit Compliance an Average Grade of C-

stormwater manhole with trash trapped

For Immediate Release Media Contacts:Rachel Silverstein, Ph.D.Executive Director & Waterkeeper, Miami Waterkeeper(305) 905-0856rachel@miamiwaterkeeper.org Elizabeth Fata CarpenterManaging Attorney, Everglades Law Center(786) 496-3309elizabeth@evergladeslaw.org LOCAL GROUPS GIVE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY STORMWATER PERMIT COMPLIANCE AN AVERAGE GRADE OF C-  The report shows that… Read More

ELC Files Brief to Protect Everglades Lands from Improper Development

On April 7, 2022, ELC filed an amicus curiae “Friends of the Court” brief in Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal in opposition to the development of a 13 mile highway extension of State Road 836 through critical… Read More

Everglades Restoration Timeline – Stay tuned for updates through 2022.

We’ve put together a timeline of significant legislation, litigation, projects, and other milestones in Everglades restoration from 1881-2017. Updates through 2022 coming soon. From early efforts to drain the Everglades, to the creation of Everglades National Park, to… Read More

Comments on the 5-Year Status Review of the Florida panther

The Everglades Law Center submitted comments on the 5-year  review of the Florida panther’s endangered species status to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) on in collaboration with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, the Humane Society of the United… Read More

Fighting Development in the Agricultural Reserve 

A proposal by GL Homes threatens Palm Beach County preserve land and the Agricultural Reserve. For the past 30 years, Palm Beach County has worked to limit growth in the highly productive Agricultural Reserve west of Boynton Beach. While… Read More