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Congress Passes Waters Infrastructure Improvements For The Nation Act, Promises to Support California Water Agencies


On December 16, 2016, exactly one week after it cleared the Senate with strong bipartisan support, President Obama signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the

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California State Water Resources Control Board Extends Emergency Conservation Regulations Despite Greatly Improved Surface Water Supply Conditions


On February 8, 2017, the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) unanimously voted to extend for nine months, with minor modifications, existing emergency water

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Ninth Circuit Declines to Halt Los Angeles Subway Project Pending Court Review of NEPA Challenge


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied an emergency motion for injunction filed by plaintiff Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) seeking

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Greater Influence With New Endangered Species Act Compensatory Mitigation Policy


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) issued a final federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) Compensatory Mitigation Policy, effective December 27, 2016, its first comprehensive

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California Supreme Court Grants Review to Determine Whether Medical Marijuana Ordinance Constitutes a ‘Project’ For Purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act


The California Supreme Court unanimously granted review of the Fourth District Court of Appeal’s published opinion in Union of Medical Marijuana Patients, Inc. v. City

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Tenth Circuit Holds Asarco’s Settlement Representations Not an Admission Contradicting Its CERCLA Contribution Claim


Asarco, LLC (Asarco) appealed a lower court’s entry of judgment in favor of Noranda Mining, Inc. (Noranda) in Asarco’s contribution action under the federal Comprehensive

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