Environmental Law

What is Environmental Law?

Environmental law, also known as environmental  and natural resources  law, is a collective term describing the network of treaties, statutes, regulations, common and customary  laws addressing the effects of human activity on the natural environment. The core environmental law regimes address environmental pollution. A related but distinct set of regulatory regimes, now strongly influenced by environmental legal principles, focus on the management of specific natural resources, such as forests, minerals, or fisheries. Other areas, such as environmental impact assessment, may not fit neatly into either category, but are nonetheless important components of environmental law. An example is State level land use regulations and appurtenant caselaw.

What are Florida’s Top Online Resources for Environment Law?

The Environmental and Land Use Section of the Florida Bar at ELULS.org is dedicated to serving the interests of over 2,000 members and affiliates through educational programs and publications.

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection provides resources for citizens, businesses and government on protecting the State of Florida’s air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.

The Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law found at www.law.fsu.edu/co-curriculars/jluel. This resource is a publication published twice a year in the fall and Spring by the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law at Florida State University College of Law.

The Florida Forestry Association at www.floridaforest.org provides resources on environmental law to help forestry operations navigate the maze of rules and regulations relating to silvicultural activities.


Environmental and Land Use Reporter


Exhaustive, weekly, looseleaf reporting of Administrative, Circuit and Appellate Court caselaw regarding Florida Environmental & Land Use matters.  To subscribe to this environmental law publication – please click here.


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