Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program


Natural Resources Law Enforcement

May 16th, 2022
Natural resource laws protect the environment. But who enforces those laws and what is the punishment? This issue of Water Log features an article by Captain Will Freeman of the Mississippi Office of Marine Patrol, explaining that group's mission. Also read about an Alabama Court of Appeals case involving Clean Water Act violations by a developer, law enforcement of states' rules for invasive species, and how a good city plan can avoid future problems.


Mississippi Aquatic Invasive Species Survey

March 28th, 2022
This survey is about non-native plants and animals that can harm Mississippi waters by taking over. They are known as aquatic invasive species. The results will be used to improve state policies and practices. In other words, your participation is important.

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Green Stormwater Infrastructure

February 15th, 2022
Green stormwater infrastructure is helping cities in the Northern Gulf Coast mitigate damage from runoff. Learn what GSI is, what some cities are doing, and how cities use zoning and sovereign immunity to address flooding.


Energy Development in the Gulf of Mexico

December 1st, 2021
The Gulf of Mexico offers great potential for energy development. This edition of Water Log explains the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's permitting process for green energy in the Gulf, the beginnings of the United States' offshore wind energy sector, legal challenges to wildlife permits for oil and gas development, and how coastal cities adapt planning for energy development.


Environmental Justice

August 18th, 2021
Environmental Justice takes many forms. Read an article by the people helping minority citizens of Lowndes County get help with their wastewater issues. Learn how Presidents have addressed environmental justice using Executive Orders. Hear about how city planners in Mobile are considering issues raised by Africatown residents. And see how Congress has allowed everybody the right to enforce certain environmental laws. All in this edition of Water Log.

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Mississippi-Alabama
Sea Grant Legal Program

University of Mississippi
254 Kinard Hall, Wing E
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

662-915-7775
662-915-5267 (fax)

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