Mining impacts on Florida wetlands

Enforcement and compliance issues related to phosphate mining, oil and gas exploration on Florida’s wetlands will be the topic of a workshop at Stetson University College of Law on Nov. 13.

WHAT: The second annual ELI-Stetson Wetlands Workshop on “Wetlands Enforcement: Mining, Mitigation, and More” is being sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute and Stetson Law. This workshop will explore how mining operations impact Florida’s wetlands and explain how enforcing wetland permits and mitigation can protect Florida wetlands.

WHEN: The program takes place between 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13.

WHO: Panelists include Diana Jagiella of the Mosaic Company; Caitlin Weber of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida; Eric Hamilton of the Florida Petroleum Council; David Urban of Ecosystems Investment Partners; Clark Hull of Clark Hull & Associates; and Professor of Law Royal Gardner of Stetson Law.

  • Andrew R. Stewart of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will deliver the Foreman Biodiversity Lecture at 12 p.m.
  • Deborah Wegmann of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will deliver the Foreman Biodiversity Lecture at 3 p.m.

WHERE: Great Hall, Stetson University College of Law, 1401 61st St. S., Gulfport.

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