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Category "California Land Use Law & Policy"

U.S. Supreme Court Finds ‘Functional Equivalent’ Test Guides the Inquiry Whether an NPDES Permit is Required for Groundwater Point Sources that Link to Waters of the U.S.

U.S. Supreme Court Finds ‘Functional Equivalent’ Test Guides the Inquiry Whether an NPDES Permit is Required for Groundwater Point Sources that Link to Waters of the U.S.

By Travis Brooks On April 23, in County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund,  the U.S. [...]

Coastal ‘Managed Retreat’—A Sensible and Tempered Climate Mitigation Strategy or a Sacrificial Abandonment?

Coastal ‘Managed Retreat’—A Sensible and Tempered Climate Mitigation Strategy or a Sacrificial Abandonment?

By David C. Smith It is your California dream home—beach-front access and 180-degree ocean views. However, [...]

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Issues Incidental Take Permit for Long-Term Operations of the State Water Project

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Issues Incidental Take Permit for Long-Term Operations of the State Water Project

By Sam Bivins  and Meredith Nikkel On March 31, 2020, the California Department of Fish & [...]

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Releases Klamath River Project Interim Plan, Which Provides Additional Water for Endangered Species

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Releases Klamath River Project Interim Plan, Which Provides Additional Water for Endangered Species

By Miles Krieger and Steve Anderson In late March 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Bureau) [...]