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California State Water Resources Control Board Proposes Emergency Regulations for Russian River Watershed


By Miles Krieger and Steve Anderson   In May 2002, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) readopted emergency regulations authorizing the board

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California State Water Resources Control Board Adopts Emergency Drought Regulations Pursuant to Executive Order


By Byrin Romney and Derek Hoffman   California continues to battle worsening drought conditions through regulations designed to reduce water use throughout the state. On

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Ninth Circuit Finds Forest Service Failed to Explain How Project Complied with the Roadless Area Conservation Rule


By James Purvis The State of Alaska and Safari Club International (a hunting organization) filed suits under various federal statutes against the Secretary of the

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California Court of Appeal Holds City’s Ban on Short-Term Rentals in Coastal Zone Constituted An Amendment Requiring Coastal Commission Approval


By Bridget McDonald In an April 6, 2022 published decision, the Second District Court of Appeal upheld a trial court order enjoining the City of Manhattan

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Ninth Circuit Rules Clean Water Act Water Quality Objectives Are Not Directly Applicable to Nonpoint Source Dischargers


By Helen Byrens and Rebecca Andrews The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently granted a summary judgment affirming that the government had

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EPA Takes Three Major Steps Towards Regulating PFAS Compounds Through the Clean Water Act NPDES Permit Program


By Meghan Quinn and Darrin Gambelin On April 28, 2022 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced three actions related to the regulation of the per-

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