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Seventh Circuit Finds Jurisdictional Determination Unsupported By Record Where Corps of Engineers Failed to Include Wetlands Inventory Map or Site-Specific Data


Deference to agency decisions under the abuse of discretion test has its limits, as illustrated by this Clean Water Act case in which the U.S.

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U.S. District Court Orders EPA to Make a Decision under the Clean Air Act on the San Joaquin Ozone Plan


The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has given the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) deadlines by which it must act on

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California Water Commission Awards $2.5 Billion For New Water Storage Projects


The voice of the voters from Proposition 1 in 2014 was heard loud and clear when, on July 24, 2018, the California Water Commission (CWC)

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California Becomes the First State to Require Solar Power For New Homes Beginning In the Year 2020


California has taken yet another big step towards going green. The California Energy Commission has adopted a triennial update to standards found within the California

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The Need for Environmental Impact Reports—California Court of Appeal Addresses CEQA Impacts on Aesthetics and Traffic in a Historical District


Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Environmental Impact Reports (EIRs) are often required to analyze the environmental impact a project may have on

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California Court of Appeal finds an Agency Can Recover Record Preparation Costs under CEQA When a Petitioner Does Not Produce a Record


The Second District Court of Appeal has held that an agency is entitled to reasonable record preparation costs when it had to take over record

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