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EPA Begins Express Repeal of Clean Power Plan with Proposed Rule


On October 10, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Scott Pruitt, signed a draft proposed rule (Proposed Rule) that will repeal the Carbon

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District Court Determines in Jemez River Adjudication that New Mexico Indian Pueblos Have No Aboriginal Water Rights


 On September 30, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order holding that the Pueblos of

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Lawsuit Filed in U.S. District Court Seeks Determination that Colorado River Ecosystem is a ‘Person’ Capable of Possessing Water Rights


In a lawsuit filed on September 25, 2017, a U.S. District Court in Denver is being asked to rule that the “Colorado River Ecosystem” is

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U.S. Senate Bill 1770 Addresses Federal Tribal Water Rights in Arizona


U.S. Senate Bill 1770 was introduced by Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and John McCain (R- AZ). The bill addresses the approval of the settlement of

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First District Court Upholds CEQA Categorical Exemptions For Residential Project on San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill


The First District Court of Appeal, in an opinion issued on September 14 and ordered published on October 13, 2017, upheld the City and County

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In Split Decision, Ninth Circuit Rejects Second Amendment Challenge to Local Ordinance Restricting Location of Gun Shops


Affirming the U.S. District Court’s dismissal for failure to state a claim, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, on October 10, 2017, ruled that Alameda

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