Edward P. de la Parte, Jr., is a well-known practitioner in the fields of Land Use and Environmental Law and a former General Counsel of Tampa Bay Water. He was recently quoted in a Florida Trend article on the potential impact of expanded phosphate mining in Southwest Florida.
“The Peace River is the No. 1 water supply for the people of southwest Florida and the No. 1 water supply for Charlotte Harbor, which provides a $4.5-billion economic impact to the regional economy,” says Tampa lawyer Ed de la Parte. “That is a bigger economic impact than the phosphate industry itself has on the state of Florida.”