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Citizens v. Graham

The Florida Supreme Court held that the state's public utility commission exceeded its statutory rate-setting authority when it allowed an electric company to use customer money to recover costs incurred investing in a shale gas...

Miami-Dade County v. Florida Power & Light Co.

A Florida appellate court reversed and remanded the state siting board's decision to permit a power company to construct and operate two new nuclear generating units and to install miles of new transmission lines in and near the East...

Florida Wildlife Federation v. McCarthy

A district court granted EPA's motion to amend a consent decree requiring it to adopt numeric criteria for Florida's waters unless the state does so first. Florida adopted new nutrient criteria, but for some waters, the criteria are not...

Florida Clean Water Network v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

A district court remanded to EPA its determination that several provisions of Florida's "impaired water rule" are not new or revised water quality standards and, thus, not subject to approval by the Agency. An environmental group...

Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida v. South Florida Water Management District

The Supreme Court of Florida affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court decision validating $650 million in "certificates of participation" to finance a water district's purchase of 73,000 acres of land owned by a sugar...

Curd v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC

The Florida Supreme Court held that commercial fishermen can recover for economic losses caused by the negligent release of pollutants even if they do not own any property damaged by that pollution. The case arose after waste from a...

Walton County v. Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc.

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court's entry of summary judgment in favor of the U.S. government dismissing a property owner's claim that he is entitled to an easement to access his property located within Glacier National Park. The...

Florida Dep't of Envtl. Protection v. ContractPoint Fla. Parks, Ltd. Liab. Co.

The Supreme Court of Florida held that the state's environmental agency must pay a judgment entered against it for breaching a contract with a private company. Under the contract, the company agreed to finance, construct, and operate...

Florence v. Crescent Resources, Ltd. Liab. Co.

The Eleventh Circuit held that a district court should have remanded to state court individuals' strict liability claims against a development company for groundwater and surface water contamination. The individuals initially filed...