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Coastal ‘Managed Retreat’—A Sensible and Tempered Climate Mitigation Strategy or a Sacrificial Abandonment?


By David C. Smith It is your California dream home—beach-front access and 180-degree ocean views. However, due to being included in a “hazards” overlay zone,

Read More2020-05-08

District Court Holds CAFO Citizen Suit Fails to Establish ‘Imminent and Ongoing Threat’ Under RCRA and the Clean Water Act


By Nathalie Camarena and Rebecca Andrews Recently the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa was faced with claims of water and soil

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U.S. Geological Survey Releases Study Suggesting Colorado River Streamflow Reductions are Associated with Atmospheric Warming


By Geremy Holm and Steve Anderson In March 2020, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a study seeking to explain the physical mechanism behind the

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California Department of Water Resources Reports Groundwater Levels Rebounding, But Not Yet at Pre-Drought Conditions


By Chris Carrillo and Derek R. Hoffman The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) recently issued a report indicating the State has seen a modest

Read More2020-05-06

D.C. Circuit Holds Clean Air Act Rulemaking Reconsideration Petition is Proper Where Final Rule Was Not a ‘Logical Outgrowth of Proposed Rule’


By Deborah Quick The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) adopted a final rule, governing pollutant emissions from coal- and gas-fired utility boilers. The rule set

Read More2020-05-06

Allegations of RICO Violations In Clean Air Act, ‘Clean Diesel’ Litigation, Survive Motion to Dismiss at the District Court


By Deborah Quick A third U.S. District Court has rejected a motion to dismiss Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (18 U.S.C. § 1962, RICO)

Read More2020-05-06
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