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Secretary of the Interior Issues Order to Protect California From the Effects of Drought and Climate Change

On January 3, 2017, Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, issued a Secretarial Order (Order) instructing the U.S Department of the Interior (DOI) and its…

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Ninth Circuit Affirms EPA’s Approval of a PSD Clean Air Act Permit For Biomass-Burning Power Plant at Lumbar Mill

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has considered Helping Hand Tools (Helping Hand) and the Center for Biological Diversity’s (Center) petition for review of a…

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California Water Commission to Consider Revised Regulations on Eligibility of Water Storage Projects for Proposition 1 Funding

On November 22, 2016 the California Water Commission (CWC) released newly revised draft regulations designed to implement the Water Storage Investment Program (WSIP). Once adopted,…

Read More 2016-12-31

State Agencies Release Draft Report Identifying Expansive Regulatory Framework For California’s Future Water Conservation Requirements

On November 30, 2016, a joint draft report was issued by five state agencies summarizing their individual and collective implementation actions and recommendations for a…

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California Court of Appeal Holds City Council May Place Initiative on Ballot to Repeal Previous Initiative that Precluded Adoption of Mobile Home Rent Control Ordinance

The California Court of Appeal for the Second Judicial District has held that a city council could place an initiative on the ballot that sought…

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Ninth Circuit Upholds Environmental Review for Tahoe Regional Plan Update

The Lake Tahoe basin is one of the most beautiful and famous pieces of real estate in the western United States. Brought to worldwide prominence…

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U.S. District Court Allows Claims Brought By Children Against the Federal Government for Failure to Protect Against Climate Change to Proceed

The U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon recently denied the federal government’s challenge to a case brought by youth plaintiffs alleging the federal…

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Fifth Circuit Reverses and Remands District Court’s Summary Judgment on Whether Land Constituted Waters of the United States

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Firth Circuit recently reversed and remanded the decision out of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District…

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West Virginia and Maryland Agree on Riparian Use of the Potomac River

In the earliest years of the United States as a nation George Washington called a meeting at Mount Vernon to try to settle a serious…

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California’s Newhall Ranch Project Announces It Will Be A ‘Net Zero’ Community

Late last year, the California Supreme Court issued a broad-reaching defeat to Newhall Ranch, a proposed master-planned community in northern Los Angeles County that was…

Read More 2016-11-29