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Arizona Supreme Court Finds State Department of Water Resources Need Not Consider Unquantified Federal Reserved Water Rights in Determination of Land Use Development


One of Arizona’s last free-flowing streams, the San Pedro River, which provides critical habitat to millions of birds and is home to over 80 species

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U.S. District Court finds District Engineers Within Army Corps Have Discretion to Approve Reductions In Mitigation Banks Size Established under the Clean Water Act


Interpreting the regulations under which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) may approve mitigation banks for use by permit holders under the federal Clean

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D.C. Circuit Blocks EPA’s Use of Rulemaking Authority to Delay Effective Date of Clean Air Act Accidental Release Regulations Beyond Statutory Limitations


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit determined it is improper for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use its general rulemaking

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California Court of Appeal Holds Public Trust Doctrine Applies to Extraction of Groundwater Affecting a Navigable Stream—SGMA Does Not Occupy the Field


The Third District Court of Appeal has ruled that the public trust doctrine imposes a duty on the state and its political subdivisions to consider

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Federal Government and Center For Biological Diversity Reach Settlement over ‘Wild And Scenic’ Rivers


The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) settled a lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) regarding certain

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California Court of Appeal Holds Voters May Not Approve Development Agreements By Initiative


The Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed a Superior Court ruling and held that approval of a voter-sponsored development agreement was an invalid exercise of

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