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Florida's Energy Policy: A Model for the Nation

As our nation transitions into the Barack Obama Administration, we have the unique opportunity to work together to reduce our dependence on foreign oil and help protect our nation from the harmful impacts of climate change. We must...

The Waiter at the Party: A Parable of Ecosystem Management in the Everglades

Editors' Summary: Adaptive management has emerged as a response to the complexity of environmental policy implementation. Development, regulatory advances and shortcomings, and other contextual nuances all conspire to complicate...

Hamstringing State Agency Authority to Promulgate Rules: A Questionable Way to Improve Environmental Regulation

Editors' Summary: Florida's APA was significantly revised in 1996 and 1999 to impose stringent qualifications on agency authority to promulgate regulations. Many of the amendments echo proposed reforms to the federal APA and the...

Chemical Waste Management, Inc. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: When Does a Waste Escape RCRA Subtitle C Regulation?

Congress enacted the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)1 in 1976, to regulate management of solid and hazardous waste. RCRA Subtitle C regulates hazardous waste management2...