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Category "California Land Use Law & Policy"

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Completes Reinitiated Consultation on the 2008 Delta Smelt Biological Opinion and Associated Incidental Take for the 2017 Water Year

On September 27, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) completed reinitiated consultation in relation [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]