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U.S. Supreme Court Develops New Multi-Factor Test In Regulatory Takings Analysis


The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued an important property rights case, holding that the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin was correct in analyzing a landowner’s

Read More2017-09-14

Governor Brown Signs Assembly Bill 321 Into Law—Farmers and Ranchers Now Considered Beneficial Users under the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act


On July 17, 2017, as part of the state’s efforts to further implement its groundwater management policies, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 321

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California State Water Resources Control Board Publishes Final Draft for Proposed Rule Regarding New Wetlands Regulations, Permitting Procedures


On July 21, 2017, as part of its ongoing efforts to “increas[e] the quantity, quality, and diversity of wetlands that qualify as waters of the

Read More2017-08-28

Farm Groups’ Suit Requests to Set Aside Federal Rule Designating over 1.8 Million Acres of Critical Habitat


On July 31, 2017, three non-profit organizations representing farming and ranching entities brought suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS). The groups allege

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Calif. Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Projects


The Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) has announced approximately $24.5 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the

Read More2017-08-25

EPA AWARDS WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY JUST OVER $3 MILLION TO PROTECT WATER QUALITY


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $3,080,000 to the Washington Department of Ecology to help protect human health and the environment through a

Read More2017-08-24
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