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Author: Kathleen O. Berkey, AICP

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Florida Governor Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency Another 60 Days: State and Local Opportunities to Extend Certain Permits in Florida Due to COVID-19 May Be Available

Section 252.363(1)(a), Florida Statutes, provides that certain qualifying permits and authorizations are eligible for an extension once certain States of Emergency are declared for the length of time the declaration is in effect plus an additional six (6) months.  A written request for such an...

Shedding Light on Sea Turtle Lighting

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and coastal local governments regulate what lighting is permitted to avoid and minimize the impacts to sea turtles, but why is artificial coastal lighting a problem? In the southeastern United States, sea turtle hatchlings begin to hatch...