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Oregon Department of Land Conservation Determines Energy and Gas Pipeline Project Inconsistent with the State’s Coastal Management Program


On February 19, 2020, the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) issued a negative determination regarding the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project and

Read More2020-04-01

Idaho Department of Health Issues Shelter in Place Order—Where Do State Irrigation Water Entities Stand During the Covid-19 Pandemic?


The Covid-19 ongoing pandemic is touching all aspects of people’s lives and livelihoods. Many states have issued shelter-in-place orders (or stay-at-home orders) effectively shuttering wide

Read More2020-04-01

California Court of Appeal Upholds Development Project EIR Even though Large Component of the Project Would Not Likely Be Built


The California Court of Appeal for the Third Judicial District has rejected a laundry list of claims under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) brought

Read More2020-04-01

California State Senator Wiener Introduces Legislation to Streamline Affordable Housing on Properties Owned by Religious Institutions and Nonprofit Hospitals


California State Senator Scott Wiener (D – San Francisco) recently introduced Senate Bill 899 (SB 899), which would allow faith institutions and nonprofit hospitals to

Read More2020-04-01

California Fish and Game Commission Adopts New Striped Bass Policy for Delta


In late February 2020, the California Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously to adopt an amended striped bass policy for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Striped

Read More2020-03-29

D.C. Circuit Court Finds CERCLA Cost Recovery Claim Against the Federal Government Fails Due to Previous Clean Water Act Consent Decree


On February 14, 2020, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the government of Guam was unable to recover money from the U.S. Navy

Read More2020-03-28
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