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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training: Environmental Crimes Case Bulletin –...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Office of Criminal Enforcement, Forensics and Training publishes an environmental Case Crimes Bulletin (“Bulletin”) that summarizes publicized investigative activity...more

Common Law/Clean Water Act Action: Lawrence County Landowners Lawsuit Challenging Lawrence County, Arkansas Bridge

A group of landowners and farmers (collectively “landowners”) filed an October 10th lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas against Lawrence County, Arkansas. See No. :...more

California Supreme Court Rules That Agencies—Not Courts—Determine Whether Modified Projects Are Subject to CEQA's Subsequent...

On September 19, the California Supreme Court held unanimously in Friends of the College of San Mateo Gardens v. San Mateo County Community College, that agencies—and not courts—must decide whether the "subsequent review"...more

Nationwide Stay of EPA/Army Corps "Waters of the U.S." Rule Issued By Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

by Allen Matkins on

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals today issued a nationwide temporary stay of the Clean Water Rule, which was jointly adopted earlier this year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...more

Clean Water Rule Halted in Arizona and 12 Other States

by Snell & Wilmer on

On August 27, the day before it was set to become final, a federal district court in North Dakota halted implementation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers’ “Waters of The...more

Fourth District Holds Losing CEQA Plaintiff’s Mooted Appeal Was Not “Catalyst” To City’s Revocation Of Project Entitlements After...

by Miller Starr Regalia on

In an opinion filed June 8, and ordered published on July 6, 2015, the Fourth Appellate District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s judgment denying a CEQA plaintiff’s motion for attorneys’ fees under CCP § 1021.5,...more

What CEQA Gives, The Legislature Can Take Away: Third District Holds Special Legislation For Sacramento Kings Downtown Arena...

by Miller Starr Regalia on

The Third District Court of Appeal, in a published opinion filed November 20, 2014, affirmed the trial court’s order denying plaintiffs’ application for a preliminary injunction seeking to halt construction of a massive new...more

Superior Court Strikes Down Numeric Effluent Limits in California's Construction General Permit

On December 2, 2011, the Sacramento Superior Court invalidated the numeric limits on turbidity and pH in California's Construction General Permit (CGP) because the limits were not supported by substantial evidence. The State...more

Complaint against Gas Co., Engineering Co and Engineer for Negligent Surveying of Gas Well and Access Road causing vehicle...

by Timothy Belcher on

Type of lawsuit you do not see everyday. Complaint against Natural Gas Co., Engineering Co and Engineer for Negligent Surveying of Gas Well and Access Road causing vehicle accident. The Defendants place a surveying...more

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