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U.S. District Court Dismisses Clean Water Act Citizen Suit Challenging Unpermitted Discharge of Pollutants Via Groundwater Seeps


Environmental group brought citizen suit challenging unpermitted discharge of coal ash wastewater via groundwater seeps and thence to navigable surface waters. The U.S. District Court

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Nevada District Court Reverses Nevada State Engineer’s Prohibition on Domestic Well Drilling in Pahrump Basin


The Nevada State Engineer’s efforts to regulate groundwater withdrawals in the over-appropriated Pahrump Artesian Basin were dealt a blow recently when a state District Court

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U.S. Department of Agriculture Announces $449 Million Loan to Assist In Developing the Sites Reservoir Project in California


The U.S. Department of Agriculture has committed to a $449 million loan for the Maxwell Water Intertie, a component of the Sites Reservoir Project. The

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California Court of Appeal Addresses Proposition 218 and a Municipal Referendum Seeking to Alter Water Rates to Facilitate Water Infrastructure


The Third District Court of Appeal has held that Proposition 218 does not preclude placing a referendum on the ballot regarding legislatively imposed fees. [Wilde

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U.S. District Court Concludes Federal Agencies’ Environmental Assessment of Coastal ‘Fracking’ Violated the ESA and Coastal Zone Act


The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently granted in part and denied in part seven cross-motions for summary judgment relating to

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U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Fifth Circuit—Limits Agency Discretion under the Endangered Species Act in Addressing the Dusky Gopher Frog


The U.S. Supreme Court has held that a designation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) of critical habitat for a given species for

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