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  • Meet Our New Project Coordinator: Lauren Fremin
  • January 26th, 2023 — Category: Miscellaneous

  • Meet our new Project Coordinator: Lauren Fremin! We asked Lauren several questions to get to know her better.


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  • Legal Challenge to NWP 56: False Alarm or More to Come?
  • December 15th, 2022 — by Samantha Hamilton — Category: Miscellaneous


  • On January 13, 2021, the Corps issued Nationwide Permit 56, which authorizes structures in marine and estuarine waters designed for use in finfish mariculture. (NWP 56). This permit allows permittees to, after providing pre-construction notice to the Corps and the Coast Guard, install structures such as cages, net pens, anchors, floats, buoys, etc. in navigable waters of the United States.


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  • Court Affirms Public Rights to Connecticut Beach
  • December 5th, 2022 — by Lourdes Carreras-Ortiz — Category: Miscellaneous


  • In 2017, the Miami Beach Association built a fence with an entry gate and implemented a permitting system for access to Miami Beach in Old Lyme, Connecticut due to an increase of inappropriate behavior and trash. As this system placed restrictions on the public’s use of the beach, residents of Old Lyme living near Miami Beach sued the Association.


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  • Meet Our New Ocean and Coastal Law Fellow: Lourdes Carreras-Ortiz
  • October 17th, 2022 — Category: Miscellaneous

  • Meet our new Ocean and Coastal Law Fellow: Lourdes Carreras-Ortiz! We asked Lourdes several questions to get to know her better.


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