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California Court of Appeal Upholds Supplemental EIR for Lease Amendment Pertaining to Desalination Plant


By James Purvis The California State Lands Commission prepared a supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR), as a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) responsible agency, to

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U.S. District Court Grants Comprehensive Preliminary Injunction Ordering Los Angeles to Shelter the Homeless Population—Ninth Circuit Stays the Order Temporarily


By Bridget McDonald In a sweeping 110-page opinion, U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter for the Central District of California granted a preliminary injunction

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California Superior Court Judge Approves Stipulated Judgment in the Borrego Valley Groundwater Adjudication


By Miles Krieger, Geremy Holm and Steve Anderson A group of groundwater pumpers, including the local public water provider, Borrego Water District (BWD), entered into

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Ninth Circuit Revives Navajo Nation Trust Claim Based on Unquantified Colorado River Rights


By Miles Krieger and Steven Anderson In April 2021, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a U.S. District Court ruling dismissing a breach of

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D.C. Circuit Addresses Petition Challenging FERC Decision on Hydropower License and Related Endangered Species Act Claims


By Allison Smith The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has granted in part, denied in part, and dismissed in part a petition challenging the Federal

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U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Dismisses City of New York Global Climate Change Lawsuit Against Multiple Multinational Oil Companies


By Megan Unger and Darrin Gambelin In City of New York v. Chevron Corporation, the city brought state-law tort claims against Chevron Corporation, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil Corporation,

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