On November 7, 2012, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff held a workshop to update stakeholders as to the management plan process for imperiled species.
HGS Shareholder Ralph DeMeo asked to participate in U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs “VRAP” program
HGS Shareholder Ralph A. DeMeo has been asked to participate in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs program by Florida State Representative Michelle Rehwinkel-Vasilinda.
Hopping Green & Sams is proud to announce that Connect Florida has selected Thomas Philpot for membership in Class III of its Statewide Leadership Institute.
The Knight Creative Communities Institute (KCCI) recognized the firm’s sponsorship of the Discovery at Cascades Park feature in its October 2012 newsletter.
Tarmac America LLC, represented by HGS attorneys Frank Matthews, Vinette Godelia, and Mike Collazo, and Greg Beauchamp, Esq. of Chiefland, has prevailed in W.A.R., Inc.’s appellate challenge to Tarmac’s local land use special exception approval for its proposed King Road mine in Levy County, Florida.
Hopping Green and Sams’ sabbatical program was highlighted in a recent article published in the ALA Legal Management magazine.
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the 2012 Florida Chamber Environmental Permitting Summer School in Marco Island!
On June 26, 2012, the D.C. Circuit Court dismissed or denied numerous challenges to a series of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) greenhouse gas (GHG) related rulemakings: the “Endangerment Finding,” “Tailpipe Rule,” “Timing Rule,” and “Tailoring Rule.” See Coalition for Responsible Regulations, Inc., et al., v. EPA, Case No. 09-1322 (lead case in consolidated action).
On June 25, 2012, Governor Scott declared a state of emergency due to Tropical Storm Debby. Executive Order 12-140 is effective statewide and expires on August 24. The emergency order has two main impacts on applications or permits issued pursuant to chapter 373, Florida Statutes.