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California’s Proposed Wetlands Definition and Procedures for the Discharge of Dredged or Fill Materials to ‘Waters of the State’ Expected to Have Widespread Implications


Since June 2016, the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) has been working to develop a state wetlands definition, as well as revised procedures

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U.S. District Court Finds Seller of Property Liable as CERCLA Arranger For Response Costs and Punitive Damages


The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, on remand, recently found that corporate defendants intentionally sold buildings contaminated with polychlorinated bipehnyls (PCBs)

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Tenth Circuit Strikes Down GHG Emissions Analysis Completed By Bureau of Land Management For Major Coal Leases In Wyoming


On September 15, 2017, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeal issued an opinion reversing the decision of the U.S District Court to uphold four coal

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Senate Bill 150-—California Takes Steps to Address the Land Use-Transportation Challenge in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions


On October 10, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 150 (Allen), which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by strengthening state

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Recent Scientific Studies on Climate Change


Severe Turbulence on Flights May Increase Dramatically due to Climate Change Turbulence accounts for the majority of weather-related accidents on flights. Clear-air turbulence (CAT) occurs

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No Vote Instead of Voting ‘No’—California First District Court of Appeal Affirms Rejection of Referendum on City’s Sale of Property for Hotel Project


Entitlement lawyers can toil for months if not years in getting a project lined up, application submitted, and approvals passed by the applicable local agency.

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