K. Eric Adair – Hinson Gravelle & Adair LLP

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California Releases "Discussion Draft" of Fracking Regulations

On December 18, 2012, California's Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) released a "discussion draft" of its long-awaited regulations governing the oil and gas well stimulation technique known as hydraulic…more
| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

OEHHA Releases Draft Technical Support Document in Support of Public Health Goal for Perchlorate

On December 7, 2012, California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a draft technical support document in support of its public health goal for perchlorate, in further support of its proposal to…more
| Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Toxic Torts

California Legislators Introduce Fracking Legislation

On December 3, 2012, Senator Fran Pavley of California's 27th Senate District and Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski of the 25th Assembly District introduced separate but virtually identical bills that would regulate hydraulic…more
| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

BLM Responds to Allegations of Fracking-Related Endangered Species Act Violations

As we previously reported, on August 29, 2012, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) gave notice of its intent to sue the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for alleged violations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Last week,…more
| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Environmental Groups File CEQA Action to Enjoin California Regulators from Permitting Fracking

On October 16, 2012, four environmental groups filed a state court action alleging that California’s Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) has failed to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)…more
| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Baldwin Hills Fracking Study Shows No Environmental Impacts

On October 10, 2012, Cardno ENTRIX (Cardno) released its much-anticipated report studying the effects of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the Inglewood Oil Field, located in the Baldwin Hills area of Los Angeles County…more
| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

South Coast Air Quality Management District to Consider Fracking Regulations

On October 5, 2012, the Governing Board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) will convene in regular session to discuss, among other things, possible regulation of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the…more
| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Details Begin to Emerge About California's Proposed Fracking Regulations

California’s Division of Oil, Gas & Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) yesterday revealed details about the regulations it is currently drafting to govern hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the state. Speaking at a symposium…more
| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

South Coast Air Quality Management District Promises Leadership Role on Fracking

On September 18, 2012, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) sponsored a technology symposium on “Hydraulic Fracturing in the South Coast Basin.” Speaking at the conclusion of the symposium, SCAQMD’s…more
| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

South Coast Air Quality Management District to Host Fracking Symposium

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will host a symposium on hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” According to the symposium’s synopsis, the symposium will address…more
| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Environmental Group Threatens Suit for Fracking-Related Endangered Species Act Violations

On August 29, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) gave notice of its intent to sue the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for alleged violations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). CBD’s notice asserts that BLM has…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

California Fracking Legislation Stalls in Senate Appropriations Committee

Today, the California Senate Appropriations Committee conducted a further hearing on AB 591and AB 972, two Assembly bills that seek to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in the state. Both bills had been placed on the…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

California Supreme Court Adopts “All-Sums-With-Stacking” Allocation Rule In Pro-Policyholder Environmental Insurance Coverage Decision

On August 9, the California Supreme Court issued an important decision that will enhance the ability of policyholders to receive the full benefit of their insurance policies for long-tail environmental claims. Specifically, the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Commercial, Toxic Torts
The Consolidated Salmonid Cases

Memorandum Decision re Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment

This is Judge Oliver Wanger's ruling on cross-motions for summary judgment in an Endangered Species Act case pending in the Eastern District of California. The ruling resolves claims brought by California's water users arising…more
| Administrative Law, Environmental Law
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