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Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty—What’s to Come?


By Jamie Morin & Alisa Royem The Columbia River is the fourth-largest river in the U.S. by volume according to Wikipedia©. At 1,243 miles in

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California Court of Appeal Declares Terrestrial Invertebrates Eligible for Listing under California Endangered Species Act


By Wesley A. Miliband, Kristopher T. Strouse In Almond Alliance of California v. Fish & Game Commission the Third District Court of Appeal answered the

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California Supreme Court Holds Federal Power Act Does Not Preempt Application of CEQA to State Authority Over Dam Licensing


By Bridget McDonald On August 1, 2022, the California Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in County of Butte v. Department of Water Resources.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Major Questions Doctrine Prohibits Broad Delegation of Congressional Authority to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Systems


By Deborah Quick, Esq. and Lucille Flinchbaugh, Esq. The United States Supreme Court has considered whether the “best system of emission reduction” identified by the

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California State Water Resources Control Board Proposes Emergency Regulations for Russian River Watershed


By Miles Krieger and Steve Anderson   In May 2002, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) readopted emergency regulations authorizing the board

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California State Water Resources Control Board Adopts Emergency Drought Regulations Pursuant to Executive Order


By Byrin Romney and Derek Hoffman   California continues to battle worsening drought conditions through regulations designed to reduce water use throughout the state. On

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