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Environmental Justice in General Plans: Strategic Considerations for Planning and Land Use Professionals


By Michele A. Staples The California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) updated its General Plan Environmental Justice Element Guidelines in June 2020 to

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U.S. District Court Holds Issuance of New NPDES Permit Does Not Moot Claims for Violations of Prior Permit If New Permit Is Stayed


By Heraclio Pimentel and Rebecca Andrews The U.S. District Court for New Hampshire recently determined that allegations of violations of a 1992 federal Clean Water

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Fifth Circuit Finds EPA Has Authority to Alter States’ Proposed CAA Designations of Attainment Status


By Deborah Quick How much discretion does the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wield when promulgating (non)attainment status for sub-state geographic areas under the federal

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Arizona and Nevada Take Major Steps Towards Greenhouse Gas Reductions By 2050


By Hina Gupta Recently, both Arizona and Nevada took major strides to achieve a net-zero carbon emissions future by 2050. Meanwhile, Nevada released a climate

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Sierra Club Files CEQA Challenge to Proposed New Off-Stream Storage for the Central Valley Project


By Holly Tokar and Meredith Nikkel On November 20, 2020, a coalition of environmental groups filed a verified petition for writ of mandate and complaint

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Issues Final EIS For Changes to Migratory Bird Treaty Act


By Geremy Holm On November 27, 2020, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS or Service) published a final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) analyzing a

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