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PFAS—Growing Regulation And Liabilities For The Regulated Community
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of chemicals that have received a lot of regulatory, scientific and legal attention in recent years,
United States
19 Aug 2019
California Approves Water Tunnel Plan
On April 10, 2018, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) took a historic vote.
United States
11 May 2018
California State Water Board Declares Continuation Of Drought In Emergency
The Water Board issued a requirement during the drought that urban areas pass a stress test.
United States
23 Feb 2017
California Water Board Finishes Major Milestone in Consideration of a Permit for Major New Water Conveyance Facilities
For the past several months, parties have gathered before the California State Water Resources Control Board to consider an application by the California Department of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation that would authorize the first large-scale water infrastructure improvements to be built since the 1960s.
United States
22 Dec 2016
President Obama Signs Water Infrastructure Bill
On December 16, President Obama signed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, S. 612 (WIIN). WIIN authorizes funds for Flint, Michigan, various western water projects and some drought relief for California.
United States
22 Dec 2016
Water Shortages Loom Large For California Farmers
From a climate perspective, 2016 in California was a fairly wet year. Northern California reservoirs filled and went in the flood control releases.
United States
15 Sep 2016
Approved Jurisdictional Determinations Now Subject To Appeal
In a game-changing decision for the world of wetlands law and beyond, the United States Supreme Court has held that U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-approved "jurisdictional determinations" constitute "final agency action".
United States
7 Jun 2016
Energy Sources—Following The Money
On April 14, 2016, the United States Senate Appropriations Committee unanimously approved an energy and water funding bill that would appropriate $2 billion for the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy programs.
United States
26 Apr 2016
State of California Considers Modification of Emergency Drought Regulations
The California State Water Resources Control Board ("State Board") recently asked for comments on the potential modification of the current Emergency Drought Regulations for Statewide Urban Water Conservation ("Regulations").
United States
11 Apr 2016
Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load Implementation
In a recent edition of our Energy, Environment and Resources Update, we discussed the then-pending petition for writ of certiorari from a decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit...
United States
18 Mar 2016
WOTUS Rule To Be Considered By The Sixth Circuit
On February 22, 2016, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled (2-1) that the Sixth Circuit was the appropriate venue for consideration of challenges, by both state and private-sector petitioners, to the WOTUS final rule.
United States
2 Mar 2016
California Water Board Extends Regulations For Water Conservation
On November 13, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown issued an executive order directing the State Water Resources Control Board to extend the current emergency water conservation regulation.
United States
2 Mar 2016
Cert Petition For Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load
As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Power Plan litigation takes center stage, another major case involving cooperative federalism—or, perhaps more accurately stated...
United States
17 Feb 2016
California To Establish Tribal Traditional And Cultural Subsistence Fishing And Other Subsistence Fishing As Beneficial Uses Of Water
The California State Water Resources Control Board is proposing to issue direction to its staff to develop a statewide class of beneficial uses pertaining to tribal traditional and cultural subsistence fishing...
United States
17 Feb 2016
California To Establish Guidance For Human Right To Water
The California State Water Resources Control Board has issued a draft resolution adopting the human right to water as a core value and directing its implementation in Water Board programs and activities.
United States
17 Feb 2016
Extensions To Water Conservation Regulation In California
The Water Board convened a process with stakeholders to solicit inputs on potential modifications to the Emergency Regulation, which culminated in a workshop held on December 7, 2015.
United States
12 Jan 2016
Energy, Environment And Resources Update - Issue 4 | December 2015
Charge Question 4 asks SAB the following specific questions, among others: "Are the major findings concerning well injection fully supported by the information and data presented in the assessment?
United States
21 Dec 2015
Energy, Environment and Resources Update - November 2015
Proposed renewable energy projects in Virginia can anticipate a rigorous review by state regulators.
United States
6 Nov 2015
U.S. District Court Preliminarily Enjoins EPA And ACOE "Waters Of The United States" Final Rule
In the broadest sense, the North Dakota District Court ruling concerns whether the final rule impermissibly expands the scope of the federal agencies' jurisdiction over small waterways beyond that granted by Congress...
United States
9 Sep 2015
California Governor Issues Drought Emergency Proclamation For 25-Percent Urban Water Conservation
On April 1, 2015, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. issued an Executive Order to address the significant drought conditions in the state.
United States
8 Apr 2015
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