Water & Wetlands

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Better 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 …

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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 …

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

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 …

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ELC Advocates for Biscayne Bay Restoration

The Biscayne Bay Southeastern Everglades Restoration (“BBSEER”) Project seeks to combine several projects originally proposed in the 1999 Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (“CERP”) with a …

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ELC Opposes Florida’s Assumption of Permitting Responsibility Under Section 404 of the Federal Clean Water Act

On November 2, 2020, Everglades Law Center, along with the National Parks Conservation Association and Sustainable Palm Beach County, submitted comments opposing Florida’s proposal to …

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ELC Works to Ensure the Combined Operations Plan (“COP”) Advances Everglades Restoration

ELC – alongside and on behalf of many Everglades restoration advocates – was deeply involved in the public process developing and deciding on the “final” …

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Economic Valuation of Lake Worth Lagoon

The Everglades Law Center (“ELC”) is a nonprofit law firm that has long used advocacy, policy development, and litigation to protect and sustain South Florida’s …

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Martin County Wetlands Workshop

Jason Totoiu, ELC’s Executive Director & General Counsel, presented at a recent Wetlands Workshop organized by the Martin County Conservation Alliance. In Martin County, a professional …

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Optimizing Florida’s Water Supply Planning Law to Advance Everglades Restoration: A White Paper

Executive Summary: Florida’s Water Resources Act is one of the most forward-looking, comprehensive, and highly regarded water laws in the nation. The law has long …

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