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Colorado Supreme Court Issues Ruling Regarding Transmountain Diversions and Historical Use Analysis In Water Right Change Applications


On December 5, 2016, the Colorado Supreme Court reversed the Division 2 Water Court’s decision approving Busk-Ivanhoe, Inc.’s (Busk-Ivanhoe) application for a change of place

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Issues Final 2016 Biological Opinion For Water-Related Activities in the Upper and Middle Rio Grande


On December 2, 2016, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) issued the final Biological Opinion (2016 BiOp) providing for federal Endangered Species Act (ESA)

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U.S. District Court Finds Mississippi Numerical Water Quality Standards Are Not Compelled By the Clean Water Act


A U.S. District Court in Louisiana has ruled that it is within the discretion of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) not to compel states

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U.S. District Court Finds EPA’s Approval of Rhode Island’s Clean Water Act TMDL Reports Did Not Constitute a Determination of Stormwater Discharges


Conservation Law Foundation (plaintiff) sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) alleging that it failed to carry out its non-discretionary duties under the federal Clean

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California Supreme Court Limits Reach of the Public Records Act


The Public Records Act (Government Code § 6250 et seq. (PRA)) is frequently a feature of land use practice and litigation. Accordingly, land use practitioners

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California Department of Water Resources Releases Interim Update of Bulletin 118 to Aid Timely Implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act


On December 23, 2016, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released an interim update of Bulletin 118, DWR’s compendium of information regarding the occurrence,

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