Michael LeBlanc and Tim Schwan, environmental managers at Gulf Western, started the new environmental division at the company earlier this year. Both men have environmental degrees from FGCU and have extensive backgrounds in environmental work from their jobs at the DEP and other agencies. The men want to help developers, both commercial and residential, protect the environment so places like this CREW site in eastern Bonita Springs always stays pristine.

There could be wetlands or exotic vegetation. There can be endangered gopher tortoises or bonneted bats. There are so many things lurking on property that is set to be developed.  And with development now creeping further and further east, the need to balance countryside and concrete is even more critical.Continue Reading

Environmental Roundup June 18, 2021

FLORIDA: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has proposed new plans for Lake Okeechobee, all six of which would raise the lake by at least a 1.5 feet for parts of the year. WLRN’s Jenny Staletovich reports, that’s raising concerns with conservationists and wildlife managers. Conservationists and wildlife managers sayContinue Reading

Rollback Of Trump Environmental Regulations—WOTUS The Most Recent Target | Environmental General Counsel LLP

Upon Joe Biden’s electoral victory this past November, it was widely anticipated that his administration would act quickly to counter the Trump administration’s onslaught to curtail environmental regulations and policies (along with review of a plethora of other regulations and policies). However, whether the pace of those rollbacks could haveContinue Reading

Environmental Protection Agency Announces Three New Actions on PFAS | Morgan Lewis

In keeping with the Biden-Harris administration’s commitments to strengthen federal regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced three actions last week with respect to the agency’s regulation of the use, import, and manufacture of PFAS. ACTIONS Proposed a new rule requiring PFAS manufacturersContinue Reading

Steel Wire Rope & Plastic Rope Market worth $17.5 billion by 2026

CHICAGO, June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — According to the new market research report “Environmental Technology Market by Component (Solutions, Services), Technological Solutions (Waste Valorization, Greentech, Nuclear Energy, Bioremediation), Application, Vertical (Municipal, Industrial), and Region – Global Forecast to 2026″, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the Environmental Technology Market is estimated at USDContinue Reading

Environmental groups oppose utilities on House energy bill

Environmental groups responded to Tuesday’s unveiling of long-awaited energy legislation by criticizing the closed-door process that shaped it, as well as questioning provisions that replace some coal plants with natural gas facilities. The N.C. Sustainable Energy Association was one of a small number of groups in conversations with legislative leadersContinue Reading