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Southwestern Electric Power Co. v. EPA
United States Fifth Circuit
Environmental Law, Water Law
Invalidated portions of an Environment Protection Agency final rule regarding waste streams from steam-electric power plants. Remanded to the agency...
04/12/2019 15-60821
Sturgeon v. Frost
United States Supreme Court
Environmental Law, Water Law
Held that the National Park Service lacked authority to regulate boating on Alaska's Nation River. A moose hunter contended that the Park Service...
03/26/2019 17–949
Olson v. Hornbrook Community Services District
California Court of Appeal
Government Law, Water Law
Revived claims that a California water district unreasonably limited public comment on certain agenda items, among other things. Reversed a dismissal...
03/26/2019 C084494
Paradise Irrigation District v. Commission on State Mandates
California Court of Appeal
Water Law
On rehearing, held that local water districts were not entitled to be reimbursed by the state for the cost of complying with unfunded state mandates...
03/20/2019 C081929
BP Exploration and Production Inc. v. Claimant ID 100217946
United States Fifth Circuit
Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law, Water Law
Affirmed that a nonprofit organization was entitled to compensation under a settlement program that oil company BP established following the Deepwater...
03/18/2019 18-30147
LAJIM, LLC v. General Electric Co.
United States Seventh Circuit
Environmental Law, Water Law
Held that adjoining landowners were not entitled to injunctive relief against a company whose manufacturing plant had polluted the groundwater, in an...
03/04/2019 18-1522
Millview County Water District v. State Water Resources Control Board
California Court of Appeal
Water Law
Held that a water district was time-barred from challenging a California State Water Resources Control Board decision involving diversion of river...
02/22/2019 A146605
Orange County Water District v. The Arnold Engineering Co.
California Court of Appeal
Water Law, Civil Procedure
Remanded a discovery-related dispute. The issue involved costs of proof under California Code of Civil Procedure section 2033.420 based on a party's...
01/10/2019 D070763
Antelope Valley Groundwater Cases
California Court of Appeal
Water Law, Ethics & Professional Responsibility
Affirmed the denial of a motion to disqualify another party's counsel in longstanding litigation over groundwater rights. Stressed the movant's long...
12/20/2018 F078517
County of Butte v. Department of Water Resources
California Court of Appeal
Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Water Law
Held that plaintiffs could not proceed with a challenge to the licensing of a hydroelectric dam. The plaintiffs argued that the licensing process...
12/20/2018 C071785

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