Federal court decision upends State 404 permitting in Florida

The recent federal court decision has significantly altered the 404 permitting process in Florida, marking a pivotal shift in environmental and developmental regulations within the state. This ruling challenges existing practices and sets a new precedent for future permitting processes.

Connection and Collaboration Are Key to Implementing a One Water Approach in a Changing World

Robert Beltran on One Water Approach

Florida’s water environment faces unprecedented challenges from population growth, aquifer limits, and climate change. The One Water approach emerges as a holistic strategy, integrating water system management to ensure sustainability and resilience. Dewberry and the Florida Specifier team champion this integrated method, discussing its many facets on their podcast.

Florida Legislature Invests Billions in the Environment

environmental funding

Legislation by Sen. Travis Hutson and Rep. James Buchanan has paved the way for significant environmental funding, channeling nearly all proceeds from the 2021 Gaming Compact into eco-friendly projects. Their initiative marks a pivotal shift in funding priorities, with the environment emerging as a primary beneficiary.

Key Policy Items That Got Across the Legislative Finish Line

The Florida Legislature recently concluded its 60-day session, passing several bills focused on environmental improvement and regulation. Governor Ron DeSantis now has the option to sign or veto these bills, including ones related to stormwater management, aquatic vessel operation, water well regulation, and mitigation bank credits.

Climate Change Report Warns of Coastal Challenges Ahead

Climate Change Report

The Climate Change Report, part of the U.S. Fifth National Climate Assessment, underscores the dire impacts of climate change on coastal regions, emphasizing the critical need for robust resilience and adaptation efforts in response to sea level rise and heightened storm activity.

Why Florida Rejects ‘Climate Crisis’ On Its Roadways

While Florida has led the nation in combatting the proliferation of ESG within the financial sector, a new fight has emerged, this time within the federal bureaucracy and along our roadways. Recently, state transportation departments have seen a swift uptick in the politicization of infrastructure investments by the Biden Administration. Rather than focusing on road projects to reduce congestion, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is focused on social and environmental justice —neither of which supports the efficient movement of people or our supply chain.

Recycling Can Assist in Florida’s Rapid Growth

Recycling Can Assist in Florida’s Rapid Growth

By 2060, mapping predicts scarce options for new landfills, highlighting the urgency of sustainable waste management. Emphasizing reduced landfill dependency and increased recycling could offer a viable solution to this impending challenge.

Around the Gulf


Lina Alfieri Stern’s “Around the Gulf” features notable environmental advancements across the Gulf, including Chevron’s new CNG station and groundbreaking green hydrogen projects, spotlighting sustainability efforts in the region.

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