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Podcast Episode 7 - Water and Condemnation with Professor Vanessa Casado Perez

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Locke Lord LLP’s Eminent Domain team hosts an original podcast series. In Episode 7, two of Locke Lord’s Dallas Partners, Clint Schumacher and Jeff Mead, talk with Professor Vanessa Casado Perez on Water and Condemnation....more

Be Prepared for California’s Environmental Rules: Regulated Cannabis Brings Forth New Water Use Guidelines

Some estimates indicate that up to 70% of marijuana used in the United States comes from California. With the recent passage of Proposition 64, California cannabis production is likely to increase, and the state’s...more

California Adopts Measures Targeting Multifamily Residential Buildings for Water Conservation

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

In an effort to encourage water conservation throughout California, Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed a bill into law that will require the owner of any multi-unit residential development constructed after Jan. 1, 2018 to...more

Sustainable Development Update - October 2016 #4

by Allen Matkins on

Sustainable Development Focus - New LEED version to spur green building - Commercial Property Executive - Oct 20 - Green energy continues to advance, with a major milestone set for November 1. That’s when...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - July 2016 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Air Resources Board releases plan to extend cap-and-trade system to 2050 - Scientific American - Jul 13 - The California Air Resources Board (“ARB”) this Tuesday released a...more

Sustainable Development Update - May 2016 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Sustainable Development Focus - Energy efficiency is a must for California buildings moving forward - Los Angeles Daily News - May 14 - Energy efficient homes like those at Skylar at Playa Vista in Los...more

Sustainable Development Update - April 2016 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Sustainable Development Focus - How cities are taking the lead on green building - Wall Street Journal - Apr 28 - Cities in the U.S. are leading the way on climate and energy policies—especially policies...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - March 2016 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Bill would limit communications with California Coastal Commission: Santa Barbara Independent - Mar 23 - State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson announced plans to introduce a bill...more

Massachusetts Court Refuses to Apply Discovery Rule to Commencement of the Suit Limitations Period

by Cozen O'Connor on

Monday, in Nurse v. Omega U.S.  Insurance., Inc., 2015 Mass. App. LEXIS 158, 2015 WL 5774390 (Mass.App., Oct. 5, 2015), a unanimous panel of Massachusetts’ intermediate level appellate court held that the two-year suit...more

BB&K Files Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court in Threatened Santa Ana Sucker Case

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

A team of BB&K attorneys, working pro bono, garnered headlines this week for case of first impression. Best Best & Krieger LLP filed a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of two cities and 10 water agencies,...more

Drought: Problems Arise When Water Supply Goes Down

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We’ve all heard the good news by now: Californians have slashed water usage by 31 percent — way beyond Gov. Jerry Brown’s order for a 25 percent reduction....more

The Problem With Using Economic Incentives to Reduce Water Use? People

Earlier this month, I noted that demand side management policies need to take human behavior into account if they are going to be successful. The same is apparently true for policies to reduce water consumption in...more

Government Response to Drought Conditions in B.C. Creates Potential for Water Use Curtailment

On July 15, the British Columbia government announced a Level 4 drought rating for the South Coast and Lower Fraser areas of the province, which could lead to orders to temporarily reduce or cease water use and put rights...more

Court of Appeal Decision Extends Lake and Streambed Alteration Program to Water Diversions

by Nossaman LLP on

In a decision that will have ripple effects on water diversions throughout California, the Court of Appeal held that section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code requires notification to the Department of Fish and Wildlife...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - May 2015 #5

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus: EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approve new definition of "waters of the United States" - Allen Matkins - May 27: The U.S. EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on May...more

San Juan Capistrano Tiered Water-Use Rates Decision

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The Fourth District Court of Appeal’s decision finding that San Juan Capistrano’s tiered water-use rates structure violated Proposition 218 generated a lot of news coverage, as these structures are likely to be a tool water...more

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