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Exalting The Corporate Form Over Environmental Protection The Corporate Shell Game And The Enforcement Of Water Management Law In Florida, Mary Jane Angelo, Charles Lobdell, Tara Boonstra Oct 2001

Exalting The Corporate Form Over Environmental Protection The Corporate Shell Game And The Enforcement Of Water Management Law In Florida, Mary Jane Angelo, Charles Lobdell, Tara Boonstra

UF Law Faculty Publications

Current laws in Florida afford substantial protection to the “people behind the corporations” (corporate principals) and generally do not allow environmental permitting agencies such as the water management districts to consider such people in their permitting or enforcement efforts. This article poses the question “Do existing corporate law principles of limited liability defeat the important public policy of water resource protection in Florida?” First, in Parts II and III, this article introduces the problem and provides an overview of Florida water management district permitting and enforcement authorities and processes. Next, in Part IV, this article explores the existing legal authorities ...


Integrating Water Management And Land Use Planning: Uncovering The Missing Link In The Protection Of Florida's Water Resources?, Mary Jane Angelo Apr 2001

Integrating Water Management And Land Use Planning: Uncovering The Missing Link In The Protection Of Florida's Water Resources?, Mary Jane Angelo

UF Law Faculty Publications

Except for limited provisions, Florida law does not establish a formal link between land planning and water planning. In light of the importance of water resources for the future development of the State, this is a significant "missing link." Land use planners and water managers live in very different worlds and speak very different languages. Water managers point to poor planning as the cause of environmentally inappropriate development, and planners point to the shortcomings of water management regulatory programs as the cause of environmental woes. So what is the problem?Why are water management and planning not better integrated? Should ...


Integrating Water Management And Land Use Planning: Uncovering The Missing Link In The Protection Of Florida’S Water Resources?, Mary Jane Angelo Jan 2001

Integrating Water Management And Land Use Planning: Uncovering The Missing Link In The Protection Of Florida’S Water Resources?, Mary Jane Angelo

UF Law Faculty Publications

This Article explores the link between water management and land use planning. First, in Section II, this Article provides an overview of water management in Florida. Then, in Section III, this Article analyzes the differences between planning and regulatory permitting and asserts that both are needed for effective protection of water resources. Section IV reviews the current role that land use planning plays in water management and the current role that water management plays in land use planning. Section V of this Article concludes by evaluating a variety of recommendations that have been made to improve the integration of the ...