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WOTUS Rule Appeal: EPA Seeks Comments on Rule

Published: August 30th, 2017

By: Dennis G. Corrick

The week that the extended comment period on its controversial WOTUS Rule was ending, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced that it is opening a comment period on revising that rule. This proposed revision is in response to a February 28, 2017, Presidential Executive Order calling for review and for revising or rescinding the […]

Proposed Grove Land Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area Project

Published: August 30th, 2017

By: Dennis G. Corrick

Florida TaxWatch has published an article that discusses the proposed 7,800-acre Grove Land Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area (GLRSTA) project. Read the full article on The TaxWatch Blog here: Grove Land Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area. Dean Mead’s Agribusiness Industry Team continues to monitor Florida’s water crises. If you have questions, please contact Dennis G. […]

Florida’s Water Crises: Can We Afford The Solutions? (Part III)

Published: July 10th, 2017

By: Michael D. Minton Brad Gould Dana M. Apfelbaum

As we’ve discussed in Part I and Part II, the renewed focus on water projects due to discharges from Lake Okeechobee and the occurrences of blue/green algae is accompanied by a renewed effort to involve private landowners in the development of water attenuation projects. We’ve now explored the exceptions to the general rule that government […]

Florida’s Water Crises: Can We Afford The Solutions? (Part II)

Published: November 15th, 2016

By: Michael D. Minton Brad Gould Dana M. Apfelbaum

With the renewed focus on water projects due to discharges from Lake Okeechobee and a recent surge in blue/green algae, there is also a renewed effort to involve private interests in the development of these projects. This series of articles addresses exceptions to the general rule that government payments received by private landowners as a […]

Water Management Districts Move Forward with North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan

Published: November 8th, 2016

By: John L. Wharton

On November 2nd, the stakeholder advisory committee of the North Florida Regional Water Supply Project, a joint effort of the St. Johns River Water Management District and the Suwannee River Water Management District, met for the last time. On November 3rd, the Suwannee River Water Management District held a public workshop on the draft North […]

Florida’s Water Crises: Can We Afford The Solutions? (Part I)

Published: August 24th, 2016

By: Michael D. Minton Brad Gould Dana M. Apfelbaum

If you want to get the attention of your elected officials in Florida, make sure there is an event that may adversely affect the tourism industry! The State of Florida receives (on average) between 50 – 60 inches of rain each year. Currently, our water management system is designed primarily as a drainage system with […]

Dean Mead’s Agribusiness Team: Preserving Florida’s Freshwater Resources

Published: April 5th, 2016

By: Peter M. Dunbar Michael D. Minton

Dean Mead’s Agribusiness Team has been assisting clients in Florida realize value from their land for over 37 years. Michael Minton, Pete Dunbar and Dean Saunders talk about innovative projects and public-private partnerships that are truly making a difference by preserving state water resources for future generations.

Florida’s New Comprehensive Water Policy: “Think Globally, Act Locally”

Published: February 26th, 2016

By: Michael D. Minton Dennis G. Corrick

A recent NASA study published in the journal Science analyzed data gathered by NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) twin satellites when measuring the amount of water stored around the Earth. The study shows that while the ice sheets and glaciers continue to melt, the Earth’s thirsty continents have soaked up and stored more […]