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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Relax Emissions Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles


On April 2, 2018, after months of suggesting the Trump administration would roll back the Obama-era greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards applicable to light-duty vehicles,

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Controversy Grows with Upper Colorado River Basin States Upset with the Central Arizona Water Conservation District’s Water Strategy


Leaders from the four Colorado River Upper Basin states and Denver Water recently sent a series of letters to the water managers in Arizona claiming

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Fourth Circuit Rules Groundwater Discharge May Be Basis For Clean Water Act Citizen Suit On Well Pleaded Claim


A recent Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision could have some impact on whether the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and related federal Clean

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Second District Court Finds Infill Development Project’s Parking Impacts Were Exempt From Environmental Review


The Second District Court of Appeal affirmed a decision of the trial court upholding the City of Covina’s approval of a mixed-use, infill project near

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Fourth District Court Affirms Trial Court’s Decision Regarding the Calculation of School Impact Fees for Common Areas


The Fourth District Court of Appeal recently issued an opinion related to the proper interpretation of Government Code § 65995 dealing with statutory school fees.

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Trump Administration Sues California over New State Law Related to the Sale of Federal Lands


The Trump Administration has filed suit against the State of California over a land use bill that gives the state a right of first refusal

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