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State of Emergency Drought

The Water Board Will Consider Changes to Its Emergency Drought Regulation for 2016

by Nossaman LLP on

El Niño is upon California. Yet, despite the ample rain and snow expected this winter, the State Water Resources Control Board (“Water Board”) is almost certain to extend its emergency drought regulation into 2016. The...more

California Acts to Manage Statewide Groundwater Issues

by Allen Matkins on

Faced with record drought and depleted groundwater supplies statewide, the California Legislature has enacted, and Governor Brown on September 16 signed, new legislation designed to move statewide groundwater management...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - September 2014

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus: Federal agency to resume leasing for hydraulic fracturing in California: ABC News - Aug 28: The U.S. Bureau of Land Management will resume issuing oil and gas leases next year for...more

The United States and Several Western Water Providers Enter into a Historic Agreement to Mitigate the Effects of the Drought...

by Snell & Wilmer on

The Colorado River and its extensive system of reservoirs and aqueducts that range from Wyoming to the Mexican border are being depleted by more than a decade of severe drought. As a result, the water levels in the two...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - August 2014 #3

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Governor proposes $6 billion water bond for California: Bloomberg - Aug 6: California Governor Jerry Brown has called on lawmakers to put a $6 billion “no-frills” bond measure on the...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - June 2014 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Kings County lawsuit challenges Fresno-Bakersfield high-speed rail: Fresno Bee - Jun 5: The Kings County Board of Supervisors, the Farm Bureau, and a group of county residents filed...more

CEQA Exemptions Granted for Certain State Agency Actions by Gov. Brown Proclamation

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Proclamation of Continued State of Emergency Declared as Record Drought Continues - Gov. Jerry Brown has issued a Proclamation of a Continued State of Emergency in response to California’s record low water conditions...more

Governor Renews Drought Declaration And Orders Contract Provisions Voided

by Allen Matkins on

Soon after entering government service, California was hit by the Northridge Earthquake. As General Counsel to the Business, Transportation & Housing Agency, I received a call directing that I prepare draft executive orders...more

Dry Times: How to Deal with the Impact of California’s Drought on Critical Commercial Agreements

On January 17, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a “State of Emergency” in California due to the severity of drought conditions across the State. Since then, the California drought continues to be severe and...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - February 13, 2014

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Sens. Feinstein, Boxer propose emergency drought legislation: SFGate - Feb 13: Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer proposed emergency drought legislation Tuesday ahead of President...more

California Drought State of Emergency Calls On State & Local Agencies to Take Immediate Action

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Last month, Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought state of emergency in response to record-low water levels in California’s rivers and reservoirs as well as an abnormally low snowpack. This put into motion policy and...more

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