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Ninth Circuit Finds Fish and Wildlife Service Could Not Withhold Some Draft Jeopardy Opinions from Disclosure Under FOIA Exemption


This action deals with materials generated during the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed new regulations under § 316(b) of the federal Clean Water Act

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Fourth Circuit Find Army Corps Lacked Statutory Authority to Nullify State-Imposed Special Conditions on CWA Nationwide Permit


A pipeline developer sought to rely on a nationwide permit under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) for various stream crossings. However, the pipeline’s Federal

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Utah Court of Appeals Affirms that a Municipality is not Constitutionally Obligated to Serve Residents Outside of its Boundaries and Forfeiting a Water Right


The Utah Court of Appeals has held that consistent with Article XI, § 6 of the Utah Constitution, a municipality is not obligated to provide

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Oregon Court of Appeals Rules Department of State Lands Must Find Public Need Before Issuing Wetland Removal Fill Permit


In Citizens for Responsible Development in The Dalles, the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed and remanded the decision of the Oregon Department of State Lands

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California DWR Approves EIR and Files Validation Action for State Water Project Contract Extension Amendments


On December 11, 2018, the Director of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), Karla A. Nemeth, certified and approved the Final Environmental Impact Report

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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and California DWR Reach Agreements for Coordinated Operations of Central Valley Project and State Water Project


The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) and the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation (Bureau) recently executed agreements updating the respective agencies’

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