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California Environmental Law & Policy Update - April 2016

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Justices suggest support for landowners in wetlands case - Bloomberg - Mar 30 - U.S. Supreme Court justices across the ideological spectrum signaled in oral argument this week...more

Joint Agency Symposium Discusses Role of Electricity Sector in California’s 2030 GHG Reduction Goals

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Last week, several state agencies and the California Independent System Operator held a symposium on ways to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from electricity generation while maintaining an affordable and reliable...more

DEQ Proposes Wetland General Permit For Blueberry Farming, Public Comment Period Now Open

by Varnum LLP on

On December 30, 2013, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality ("DEQ") publicly noticed a proposed general permit category for activities in wetlands. The activity involves blueberry farming and it -- at long-last --...more

Farmers Win Some And Lose More In Michigan Wetland Amendments

by Varnum LLP on

Public Act 98 of 2013 signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on July 2, 2013 brought about long-expected changes to Michigan's wetland statute....more

Oregon Land Use Bills Aim to Limit Wetland Restoration

Three Oregon legislators have introduced bills on behalf of the Oregon Farm Bureau requiring land use permits for wetland restoration on farmland....more

Michigan Farmers Concerned About Wetland Use Permit Changes

by Varnum LLP on

Michigan farmers have been exempt from seeking permits for various activities since the 1980s, including performing drain maintenance within a private agricultural drain. They have also been allowed to "construct new...more

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