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Eighth Circuit Finds Fugitive Emissions from Certain Coal Storage Deemed Outside the Reach of the Clean Air Act New Source Performance Standards


By Allison Smith The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the lower court decision in Voight v. Coyote Creek Mining Company, LLC, holding that

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U.S. Supreme Court Determines Contribution Action Under CERCLA Section 113(F) Requires Settlement of CERCLA Liability—Not Clean Water Act Liability


By Heraclio Pimentel and Rebecca Andrews The U.S. Supreme Court recently held that a party may seek contribution under Subsection 113(f)(3)(B) of the Comprehensive Environmental

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California Court Affirms Injunction Against City’s Short Term Vacation Rental Ban Because City Lacked Coastal Development Permit


By Boyd Hill California’s Second District Court of Appeal in Kracke v. City of Santa Barbara affirmed the injunction against enforcement of a City of

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Ninth Circuit Finds U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Failed to Explain Reversal of Previous ESA Listing Decision Regarding Pacific Walrus


By James Purvis The Center for Biological Diversity brought an action challenging a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS or Service) to

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California’s Marin Municipal Water District Continues Discussions on Moratorium for New Water Service Connections


By Wesley A. Miliband and Kristopher T. Strouse Recently, Marin Municipal Water District (District) has been discussing the idea of enacting a moratorium on new

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California Water Suppliers Plan Mandatory Water Conservation Restrictions in Response to Drought Conditions


By Gabriel J. Pitassi, Derek R. Hoffman Severe Drought conditions have emerged again in California after back-to-back dry years, below‑average snowpack, and warm temperatures. Governor

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