Environment, Water, & Energy

North Carolina Erosion and Sedimentation Pollution Control Act and Laws

The North Carolina Erosion and Sedimentation Pollution Control Act and its statutes are performance oriented and meant to prevent harmful erosion and sedimentation by prohibiting visible off-site sedimentation.  They apply to most properties being disturbed during construction or land movement activities, minus a few industrial exceptions. Landowners, contractors, and developers must...

Decreased Landowner Liability for Recreation and Greenway Access and Easements

Forrest P. Merithew, Attorney at Law, practices recreation law, along with a number of other traditional practices areas, which relate to the recreation and related gear industries.  Forrest’s personal and professional experience in these areas allows him to understand the many challenges recreational companies and individuals face in the pursuit...

NC Brownfield Redevelopment Now and Ready for Reuse Programs

Forrest P. Merithew, Attorney at Law, practices environmental and construction law in the Asheville region, and across North Carolina.  He has a wealth of personal experience in both by growing up in a construction family and focusing on environmental studies, law, and policy throughout his academic career.  Since graduating Forrest...

NC Stormwater Drainage and Landowners’ Rights and Responsibilities

With the recent increase in rainwater frequency and amounts in Western NC, property owners are discovering a range of drainage, flooding, and sedimentation problems.  Property owners should be aware of the drainage systems in their neighborhoods or on their privately owned properties, as well as the municipal rules and regulations...

WNC Alliance’s & French Broad Riverkeeper’s 2014 French Broad Paddle-A-Thon

The Western NC Alliance and French Broad Riverkeeper will be hosting two separate trips down different sections of the French Broad River this year to raise awareness of the issues and considerations affecting our rivers and ecosystems, as well as funds for education and conservation.  The first trip is coming...

An Intro to North Carolina Brownfield Redevelopment

Overview Construction, Environmental, Water, and Energy Law – An Intro to North Carolina Brownfield Redevelopment A “brownfields site” is defined as an abandoned, idle, or underused property where environmental contamination, even if it is perceived/expected but not yet proven, has hindered its redevelopment. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began the...

Recent Facebook Posts

"Different times call for different heroes" - we are seeing a growth in the outdoor recreation economy and brands reinvesting in the outdoors. Part of this investment includes sponsoring not just athletes, but hybrid ambassadors that bridge a gap between athletics, the outdoors, and social calling to protect and support the environment and the ecosystems which are required to exist and function for "outdoor recreation" to be able to occur. Many companies are starting to do this and one great example is The Impact Initiative from Mountain Hardwear. ... See MoreSee Less

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