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California Court of Appeal Upholds Coastal Commission’s Certification of San Diego Port District’s Master Plan Amendment


By James Purvis, Esq. A public benefit organization filed a petition for writ of mandate against the California Coastal Commission (Commission) and the San Diego

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Advocacy Groups Petition the National Marine Fisheries Service to List Oregon Coast Chinook Salmon under the Federal Endangered Species Act


By Alexa Shasteen, Esq. On September 24, 2019, the Native Fish Society, Center for Biological Diversity, and Umpqua Watersheds (petitioners) petitioned the National Marine Fisheries

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Colorado Voters Pass Proposition to Fund Water Projects from Newly-Legalized Sports Betting


By John Sittler, Esq. and Paul Noto, Esq. Colorado voters narrowly passed Proposition DD during the general election on November 5, 2019. Proposition DD legalizes

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Third Circuit Reaffirms that CERCLA Responsible Parties Immune From Contribution Liability Cannot Bring Cost-Recovery Claims


By Deborah Quick, Esq. Reaffirming its prior holding, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reiterated that by entering into a settlement agreement with the government

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U.S. District Court Grants Motion for Summary Judgement on Administrative Violation of the Clean Water Act


By Nathalie Camarena, Esq. and Rebecca Andrews, Esq. The U.S. District Court for Massachusetts recently determined that citizen suits are not available for administrative violations

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Westlands Water District Signs Agreement Barring Participation in Shasta Dam Expansion


By Chris Carrillo, Esq. and Michael Duane Davis, Esq. The Westlands Water District (Westlands), one of the largest water districts in California, recently executed a

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