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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

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

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - August 2017 #4

Environmental and Policy Focus - Interior Department identifies 'a handful' of national monuments to shrink in its report to Trump - San Diego Union-Tribune - Aug 24 - The White House is getting ready to move on...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - August 2017 #3

Environmental and Policy Focus - California attorney general sues EPA over records on administrator - Washington Post - Aug 11 - California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra sued the U.S. Environmental Protection...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - August 2017 #2

Environmental and Policy Focus - New California law gives air quality officials power to quickly shut down industrial operations - Los Angeles Times - Aug 7 - Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed legislation,...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - August 2017

Environmental and Policy Focus - Reversing course, EPA will not delay an Obama ozone rule - Washington Post - Aug 3 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reversed its effort to delay Obama...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - July 2017 #4

Environmental and Policy Focus - California Supreme Court ruling bolsters bullet train foes - ABC News - Jul 27 - Federal law does not completely preempt application of California’s strict environmental...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - July 2017 #3

Environmental and Policy Focus - California Legislature extends state's cap-and-trade program in rare bipartisan effort to address climate change - Los Angeles Times - Jul 17 - California lawmakers voted Monday...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - July 2017 #2

Environmental and Policy Focus - California Legislature’s vote on cap-and-trade program extension delayed - Los Angeles Times - Jul 13 - Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders introduced a proposal Monday...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - July 2017

Environmental and Policy Focus - California Supreme Court upholds restrictions on Encinitas seawall - San Diego Union-Tribune - Jul 6 - The California Supreme Court dealt a blow Thursday to two coastal property...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - June 2017 #2

Environmental and Policy Focus - EPA moves to repeal its own Obama-era “Waters of the United States” rule - The Hill - Jun 27 - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) formally proposed Tuesday to repeal the...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - June 2017 #4

Environmental and Policy Focus - EPA to reduce staffing by more than 1,200 this summer - Washington Post - Jun 20 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans on shedding more than 1,200 employees by...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - June 2017 #3

Environmental and Policy Focus - Trump administration backs away from fight over California's power to set automobile emission standards - Los Angeles Times - Jun 15 - The Trump administration is backing off its...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - June 2017 #2

Environmental and Policy Focus - California, six other states challenge EPA over farm pesticide - San Francisco Chronicle - Jun 9 - Attorneys General of California and six other states, in an administrative...more

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