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California Cap-and-Trade Auction Falls Far Short, Delivering Blow to State Revenue and High Speed Rail Financing

The quarterly auction in California’s cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gases, conducted May 18, 2016, fell drastically below the expected $150 million, providing only $10 million…

Read More 2016-07-16

In the Crosshairs of the Second Amendment—Ninth Circuit Finds County Zoning Regime Was Overly Restrictive on the Sale of Firearms

While it remains in the forefront of national controversy for other reasons, the Second Amendment has not been the focus of many land use cases.…

Read More 2016-07-15

U.S. Supreme Court Holds Jurisdictional Delineation By Army Corps under the Clean Water Act May Be Judicially Challenged

In a decision with the potential to significantly reduce the time, uncertainty, and expense of development on land with disputed wetlands-designations, the U.S. Supreme Court…

Read More 2016-07-15

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Substantial Revisions to Its Eagle Take Permit Regulations

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has published a proposed rule in the Federal Register that would substantially revise the FWS’ regulations regarding the…

Read More 2016-06-23

California State Water Board Publishes Final Guidelines for Groundwater Sustainability Grant Program

In May, the California State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) published final Guidelines (Guidelines) for the administration of its Groundwater Sustainability Grant Program (Program) under…

Read More 2016-06-23

Ninth Circuit Finds Local Controversy Exception Met In Dispute Over Groundwater Contamination

On May 5, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court’s order remanding plaintiff’s case against Boeing and…

Read More 2016-06-23

Global Status Report Shows Renewables Making Advances

The nonprofit Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) released its Global Status Report covering 2015 developments. The annual report covers the renewable…

Read More 2016-06-23