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Category "Western Water Law & Policy"

California State Water Resources Control Board Adopts Permanent Monthly Water Use Reporting Requirements

California State Water Resources Control Board Adopts Permanent Monthly Water Use Reporting Requirements

By Chris Carrillo and Derek R. Hoffman Building upon its emergency regulations imposed during the incredible [...]

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. [...]

District Court Holds CAFO Citizen Suit Fails to Establish ‘Imminent and Ongoing Threat’ Under RCRA and the Clean Water Act

District Court Holds CAFO Citizen Suit Fails to Establish ‘Imminent and Ongoing Threat’ Under RCRA and the Clean Water Act

By Nathalie Camarena and Rebecca Andrews Recently the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of [...]

U.S. Geological Survey Releases Study Suggesting Colorado River Streamflow Reductions are Associated with Atmospheric Warming

U.S. Geological Survey Releases Study Suggesting Colorado River Streamflow Reductions are Associated with Atmospheric Warming

By Geremy Holm and Steve Anderson In March 2020, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released a [...]