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California Court of Appeal Affirms Coastal Commission’s Coastal Bluff Setback Requirement Considering Factors of Safety and Life of the Project

California Court of Appeal Affirms Coastal Commission’s Coastal Bluff Setback Requirement Considering Factors of Safety and Life of the Project

By Boyd Hill The Fourth District Court of Appeal for California in Gary Martin v. California [...]

U.S. District Court Applies the Clean Water Act ‘Functional Equivalent’ Standard Set Forth by the U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court Applies the Clean Water Act ‘Functional Equivalent’ Standard Set Forth by the U.S. Supreme Court

By Ana Schwab and Rebecca Andrews To determine if the County of Maui required a federal [...]

U.S. Supreme Court Holds Natural Gas Act Authorizes FERC ‘Certified’ Pipeline Project Companies to Seize State-Owned Land through Federally Granted Eminent Domain Authority

U.S. Supreme Court Holds Natural Gas Act Authorizes FERC ‘Certified’ Pipeline Project Companies to Seize State-Owned Land through Federally Granted Eminent Domain Authority

By Bridget McDonald In a narrow five-to-four decision, the U.S. Supreme Court in Penneast Pipeline Co., LLC [...]

California State Water Resources Control Board Implements Emergency Water Reporting and Curtailment Regulations in Light of Historic Drought

California State Water Resources Control Board Implements Emergency Water Reporting and Curtailment Regulations in Light of Historic Drought

By Wesley A. Miliband and Kristopher T. Strouse At its August 3, 2021 Public Meeting, the [...]