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Court of Federal Claims Finds U.S. Government Liable for Upstream Flooding Caused by Dam During Tropical Storm Harvey


The U.S. Court of Federal Claims recently found that the government’s actions relating to the Addicks and Barker Dams (Dams) and the accompanying flooding of

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Washington State Supreme Court Accepts Discretionary Review of Recent Ruling Invalidating Portions of State Instream Flow Rule


The Washington State Supreme Court ruled on petition from the State of Washington’s water resource agency, the Department of Ecology (Ecology), granting discretionary review of

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Environmental Groups Sue Federal Agencies Over Recent Delta Biological Opinions


On December 2, 2019, several environmental organizations filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California challenging the Biological Opinions

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California Court Upholds Urban Infill Environmentally Sensitive Area Exemption From CEQA Despite Proposed Density Falling Below General Plan


California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal has upheld the City of San Diego’s (City) determination that the infill development exemption applied to a proposed development

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Relating to the Santa Maria Valley Groundwater Basin, California Court Finds Issue of Future Prescriptive Rights Not Ripe for Review


Appellant landowners filed a motion seeking to clarify that an amended judgment would protect their overlying water rights from future prescription by other water users.

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U.S. District Court Enjoins Trump Administration’s Reallocation of Military Construction Funds to Build Border Wall


The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ruled that the Trump administration’s reallocation of military construction funds to build a “border

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