Description Date Docket #
Monterey Coastkeeper v. State Water Resources Control Board
California Court of Appeal
Agriculture, Environmental Law, Water Law
Held that the California State Water Resources Control Board must reformulate its waiver of waste discharge requirements for irrigated agricultural...
10/17/2018 C080530
Paradise Irrigation District v. Commission on State Mandates
California Court of Appeal
Tax Law, Water Law
Held that local water districts were not entitled to be reimbursed by the state for the cost of complying with unfunded state mandates to improve...
10/01/2018 C081929
Cooling Water Intake Structure Coalition v. EPA
United States Second Circuit
Environmental Law, Water Law
Denied petitions for review filed by several environmental conservation groups and industry associations challenging portions of an Environmental...
09/27/2018 14‐4645
Tin Cup, LLC v. US Army Corps of Engineers
United States Ninth Circuit
Environmental Law, Water Law
Affirmed summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a lawsuit brought by a private company challenging the Corps' decision...
09/21/2018 17-35889
Pakootas v. Teck Cominco Metals, Ltd.
United States Ninth Circuit
Water Law, Environmental Law, Indian Law
Affirmed that the operator of a lead and zinc smelter in Canada that dumped industrial waste into the Columbia River was jointly and severally liable...
09/14/2018 16-35742
Bohmker v. State of Oregon
United States Ninth Circuit
Environmental Law, Water Law
Held that federal law did not preempt an Oregon statue that prohibits the use of motorized mining equipment in rivers and streams containing essential...
09/12/2018 16-35262
Turlock Irrigation District v. FERC
United States Ninth Circuit
Water Law, Public Utilities
Granted a petition for review of a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission decision. Two irrigation districts contended that FERC should not have denied...
09/06/2018 16-71380
Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
United States Third Circuit
Water Law, Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Denied a petition for review of a Pennsylvania state regulators' decision to grant a Clean Water Act certification to a natural gas pipeline project....
09/04/2018 16-2211
Environmental Law Foundation v. State Water Resources Control Board
California Court of Appeal
Environmental Law, Water Law
Held that California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), enacted in 2014, did not negate the common law public trust doctrine....
08/29/2018 C083239
Center for Biological Diversity v. Zinke
United States Ninth Circuit
Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Water Law
Held that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted in an arbitrary and capricious manner in deciding not to list a particular fish as an endangered or...
08/17/2018 16-35866

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