Coastal Zone Law

  • Environmentally Speaking 057: Champlin’s Marina Vs. CRMC

      Episode 57 Transcript: Champlin’s Marina Vs. CRMC CLARICE:  Good morning, everybody.  Thank you for tuning in to this week’s episode of Environmentally Speaking. MARISA:  Hi, everybody.  I’m Marisa Desautel an environmental attorney here in Rhode Island. CLARICE:  And I’m Clarice or Clarice Parsons.  Survey is in the works. MARISA:  Has there been any feedback about your full name? CLARICE: …

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    Environmentally Speaking 037: Wetlands Reestablishment

    Wetlands Reestablishment This week we are talking about Wetlands, specifically Wetlands reestablishment. If you’ve been with us for a while we did a basic overview of wetlands in episode 9. Today however we want to focus more on Wetlands reestablishment, which is rebuilding something that was formerly a wetland but has been impacted to such an extent that it’s lost…

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    Environmentally Speaking 028: River Keeper

    River Keeper This week we sit down with Narragansett Bay River Keeper, Kate McPherson. We discuss the keeper program and Save the Bay, which is the organization that houses Narragansett Bay, Riverkeeper and it actually has three keepers. So what does a River Keeper do? Take a listen as Kate shares her background and how she got into the position…

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    Environmentally Speaking 026: The Stubborn Crane

    Little different kind of show in this episode. We got an interesting article from a listener and we put Marisa on the spot. There is a crane-topped vessel that sunk in the Providence River and has been there about four years. So, some questions arise from this, who’s crane is it? Can it be removed? Who is now responsible for…

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    DEM Announces Informational Meeting Discussing Coastal Resiliency at Quonochontaug Breachway Nov. 18

    PROVIDENCE — The Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that the public is invited to participate in an information session on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 6PM regarding coastal resiliency at Quonochontaug Breachway. GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. was recently contracted to design and present coastal resiliency strategies for the popular boating and fishing access site in Charlestown. A grant from the National…

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    How a Block Island marina dispute fractured trust in R.I. coastal agency

    Control of Rhode Island’s 400 miles of coastline is contentious, and hotly debated questions often fall to the Coastal Resources Management Council. Critics say the council is not accountable to the public. When the CRMC last year went into private mediation with a marina owner, it fueled further questions about the agency’s transparency. By Sofie Rudin Science and Environmental Reporter…

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    An Introduction to a Specific Type of Civil Litigation: Admiralty Law

    Civil litigation occurs across a wide variety of legal fields. It encompasses personal injury law, small claims, business law, contract law, torts, and environmental law. An area of law that only some civil litigation attorneys are knowledgeable about are admiralty and maritime law. Today’s blog post will explain what admiralty and maritime law are, and what makes them unique among…

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    State Regulations for Marinas, Non-Compliance with Regulatory Requirements, and the Clean Marina Program

    Are you a marina owner/operator in Rhode Island, or would you like to be? If so, you should know about the state regulations which apply to marina regulations and permitting, what non-compliance with regulatory requirements might mean for your business, and the Coastal Resource Management Council (CRMC)’s Clean Marina Program. The CRMC and DEM are responsible for most of the…

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