Environmental Attorney, Will Dunaway, Emphasizes Need for Immediate Action by Regulatory Agencies

Environmental Attorney, Will Dunaway, Emphasizes Need for Immediate Action by Regulatory Agencies

Environmental law is a collaborative exercise with many different stakeholders. Sometimes it is necessary to focus public attention on big environmental problems in order to get the attention of all of those stakeholders.  This is certainly the situation with Indian Bayou in Santa Rosa County. While the violations of the clean water act are coming from different road construction and maintenance projects overseen by the Florida Department of Transportation and Santa Rosa County, the regulators, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Northwest Florida Water Management District, have not taken enforcement action. The voices of the neighbors who have been working for over a year to get some action, simply needed a boost.

A letter from Clark Partington Shareholder and Environmental Lawyer, Will Dunaway, along with a series of articles and an editorial from the Pensacola News Journal helped provide that boost.


09/23/17 – PNJ Editorial:  Protection welcome, but overdue for Indian Bayou

08/30/17 – PNJ Article: Red clay sediment in Indian Bayou raises concerns for Santa Rosa County residents

08/30/17 – Letter to DEP from Will Dunaway re Clean Water Act Violations – Indian Bayou

09/03/17 – PNJ Editorial: Indian Bayou’s stain on state, Santa Rosa hands

09/04/17 – PNJ Article: FDOT, Santa Rosa County must take ‘corrective action’ to clean up Indian Bayou