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California Court Upholds Programmatic EIR Analyzing Hydraulic Fracturing throughout the State


The California Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) prepared a programmatic Environmental Impact Report (EIR) studying the environmental impacts of

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Ninth Circuit Addresses How the National Historic Preservation Act Applies to Delayed Mining Project


InHavasupai Tribe v. Provencio, the Havasupai Tribe, along with several environmental groups (plaintiffs), challenged a mining operation (Mining Project) near the Grand Canyon, claiming the

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City of Los Angeles Pushes Forward with Cannabis Licensing Social Equity Program


After California legalized recreational cannabis for adults in late 2017, leaders in the City of Los Angeles (City) made it their goal to give entrepreneurs

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Federal Bankruptcy Court and Ancillary Cannabis Businesses in Colorado—A Difficult Combination


Cannabis sales in the United States is a peculiar phenomenon if viewed through the lens of the federal government and federal law. But what happens

Read More2019-07-04

Illinois Legislature Votes to Legalize Recreational Cannabis


On Friday, May 31, 2019, legislators in the State of Illinois voted to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Background On May 31, the Democratic-controlled

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Nevada State Engineer Approves Long-Sought Water Permits for Molybdenum Mine By Allowing Mitigation of Conflicts with Existing Rights


On June 6, 2019, the Nevada State Engineer issued Ruling 6464, which approved over 11,000 acre-feet of groundwater applications for a proposed molybdenum mine in

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