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U.S. Supreme Court Denies Motion to Hear New Mexico’s Suit Against Colorado over Gold King Mine Spill


On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected New Mexico’s lawsuit against Colorado over damages incurred from the Gold King Mine spill. The Court

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Oregon Revises Its Clean Water Act, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Industrial Stormwater Permit


Oregon has proposed changes to its industrial stormwater permit, which covers approximately 800 facilities throughout the state. The changes include lowered pollutant benchmarks, new corrective

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Nevada State Engineer Approves Inter-Basin Water Transfer to Offset Increased Flow Rates Between Basins


Pursuant to Chapter 534 of the Nevada Revised Statues, when the Nevada State Engineer determines that a groundwater basin is being depleted: “…the State Engineer

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California Removes Cap-And-Trade Expenditure Plan From 2017-2018 Budget


On May 31, 2017, California’s Budget Bill (AB 96) was amended to remove the $2.2 billion Cap-and-Trade expenditure plan (C&T Plan) proposed by Governor Jerry

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California Natural Resources Agency Releases Draft Update to Safeguarding California—The State’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy


In May 2017, the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) released for public review and comment a draft of Safeguarding California: 2017 Update (Draft Update), which

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The Ghosts of Redevelopment Linger California—Third District Court of Appeal Strikes Down City’s Attempt to Preserve Redevelopment Funding


In the aftermath of the Great Recession the California state government was scrounging for funding anywhere it could find it. One target in particular turned

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