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California Environmental Law & Policy Update - February 2018 #3

Focus - Trump infrastructure plan would speed up pipeline permitting, cut environmental reviews - Reuters - Feb 12 The Trump administration’s $1.5 trillion infrastructure proposal released on Monday would speed up the...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - February 2018 #2

Focus - Cost of officially downsized Delta tunnel plan still exceeds currently pledged funds - Sacramento Bee - Feb 9 The troubled Delta tunnels project was officially downsized Wednesday, as Governor Brown’s...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - February 2018

Focus - EPA suspends Obama-era definition of “Waters of the United States” - The New York Times - Feb 2 The Trump administration on Wednesday formally suspended for two years a major Obama-era clean water regulation,...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - January 2018 #4

Focus - Supreme Court rules that WOTUS rule challenges should be heard by federal district courts - The Hill - Jan 22 The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that cases litigating the validity of an Obama-era...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - January 2018 #3

Focus - Plans for new dams and reservoirs in California hit hurdle - East Bay Times - Jan 18 The staff of the California Water Commission (Commission) on Thursday announced that nearly half of the eleven applications it...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - January 2018 #2

Focus - Brown administration working to scale down $17 billion Delta tunnels project - The Mercury News - Jan 12 Faced with a shortage of money and political support after seven years of work, Governor Jerry Brown’s...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - January 2018

Focus - Trump administration moves to expand oil and gas drilling off U.S. coasts - Los Angeles Times - Jan 4 The Trump administration, inviting a political backlash from coastal state leaders, on Thursday proposed to...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - December 2017 #5

Focus - U.S. EPA officials are leaving in droves - The New York Times - Dec 22 More than 700 employees have left the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since President Trump took office, a wave of departures...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - December 2017 #4

Focus - Trump administration halts study of offshore oil inspections - ABC News - Dec 21 The Trump administration has halted an independent scientific study of offshore oil inspections by the Bureau of Safety and...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - December 2017 #3

Focus - Trump to open the door for oil drilling off U.S.’s East Coast - Bloomberg - Dec 11 The Trump administration is preparing to unveil an expansive offshore oil plan that would open the door to selling new drilling...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - December 2017 #2

Lawsuit challenges President’s authority to shrink Bears Ears National Monument - The Salt Lake Tribune - Dec 7 A coalition of American Indian tribes, recreation interests including the outdoor clothing manufacturer...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - December 2017

Focus - Groups file lawsuit to undo Trump administration’s approval of Cadiz project - San Bernardino Sun - Nov 28 Three conservation and health safety groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - November 2017 #3

Focus - High-speed rail authority says environmental reviews won't be completed until 2020 - Los Angeles Times - Nov 15 The California High-Speed Rail Authority announced Tuesday evening that it would not meet its...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - November 2017 #2

Focus - Court invalidates South Coast Air District ozone rule - Los Angeles Times - Nov 8 - A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ruled that the South Coast Air Quality Management District board violated...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - November 2017

Focus - White House receives recommendations that could open national marine sanctuaries to oil drilling - San Jose Mercury News - Oct 27 Six months after President Donald Trump signed an executive order aimed at...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - October 2017 #4

Focus - Interior Department clarifies, says it will continue to work on Delta tunnels project - Los Angeles Times - Oct 25 The Department of the Interior (DOI) confirmed Wednesday it would continue to work with the...more

10/30/2017  /  Clean Air Act , EPA , Oil & Gas

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - October 2017 #3

Focus - Santa Clara Valley Water District rejects twin Delta tunnels plan, endorsing smaller version instead - San Jose Mercury News - Oct 17 - In a landmark vote closely watched across California, the Santa Clara Valley...more

10/23/2017  /  EPA , Governor Brown , Pipelines , Water , Water Rights

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - October 2017 #2

Environmental and Policy Focus - Metropolitan Water District of Southern California approves Delta tunnels project - Sacramento Bee - Oct 10 - Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) on Tuesday committed...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - October 2017

Environmental and Policy Focus - Court blocks Dept. of Interior’s move to delay Obama-era methane leak rule - The Hill - Oct 4 - On Wednesday a federal court set aside an effort by the Department of the Interior...more

Governor Signs Package of Bills to Tackle California Housing Crisis

On September 29, 2017, Governor Brown signed a package of 15 housing bills to address California’s ongoing housing crisis. The suite of bills creates a variety of tools to address the crisis from authorizing bond funding for...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - September 2017 #5

Environmental and Policy Focus - U.S. and Mexico reach deal to conserve Colorado River water - McClatchy DC - Sep 27 - The United States and Mexico unveiled a nine-year agreement Wednesday to preserve the...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - September 2017 #4

Environmental and Policy Focus - Water district vote deals major blow to California's delta tunnel project - Los Angeles Times - Sep 19 - By a 7-1 vote, the Westlands Water District board on Tuesday decided not...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - September 2017 #3

Environmental and Policy Focus - States sue Trump administration over fuel economy fines - ABC News - Sep 11 - New York, California, and three other states are suing the Trump administration, saying it must put...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - September 2017 #2

Environmental and Policy Focus - Bill targeting Cadiz water transfer stalls in Senate committee - San Bernardino County Sun - Sep 1 - A bill designed to block the transfer of groundwater from the inland Southern...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - September 2017

Environmental and Policy Focus - Key legislative vote could force tech billionaire to sell public route to beach - San Jose Mercury News - Aug 30 - Lawmakers in Sacramento are considering a bill that could clear...more

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