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California Environmental Quality Act Considerations When Evaluating Impacts to Aquatic and Other Biological Resources


By Robbie Hull, Scott Birkey, and Clark Morrison One of the stated legislative policies underlying the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) is to: . .

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U.S. District Court Reverses Army Corps’ Clean Water Act Jurisdictional Determination—Applies Both Justice Kennedy and Justice Scalia’s Analyses in Rapanos


By Melissa Jo Townsend, Rebecca Andrews The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana recently reversed and remanded a U.S. Army Corps of

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California Court of Appeal Finds County’s Action to Abandon a Public Road Easement Relied on Incorrect EIR in Conducting Subsequent Review


By James Purvis Owners of property in a residential subdivision brought an inverse condemnation claim against Placer County (County) and filed petitions for writ of

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California Court of Appeal Finds Imperial Irrigation District Water Allocation Program Invalid but Not a ‘Taking’ of Water Rights


By Derek R. Hoffman In a years-long dispute over water allocations among irrigation district water users in the Imperial Valley, the California Fourth District Court

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Eighth Circuit Addresses an Application to EPA to Register Renewable Fuel Credits by a Refinery that Was Thwarted by the Agency’s Electronic System


By Deborah Quick Obtaining final agency action subject to judicial review can sometimes feel like the culmination of a mythic odyssey to applicants for administrative

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State Attorneys General Challenge Trump Administration’s Revamp of the National Environmental Policy Act


By Geremy Holm, Miles Krieger, Steve Anderson In July 2020, the Council on Environmental Quality adopted sweeping revisions to its longstanding 1978 regulations detailing implementation

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