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Mealey's Water Rights - Trump Administration Tries Again To Repeal The 2015 Clean Water Rule
Posted on 13 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Trump administration on Sept. 12 announced the publication of a final rule to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule and revert federal pollution regulations to their pre-2015 versions. Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - Montana Water Court Reverses State's Denial To Add Tanks To Ranch's Water Rights
Posted on 11 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

BOZEMAN, Mont. - A Montana Water Court judge on Sept. 9 reversed denial of an application by a ranch to add water tanks for its livestock, saying the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) misapprehended evidence, misinterpreted... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - Colorado High Court: Water Rights Must Be Adjudicated Before Seeking Enforcement
Posted on 11 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

DENVER - The Colorado Supreme Court on Sept. 9 affirmed that a plaintiff cannot sue over interference with water rights when no rights have been adjudicated under state law (The Luskin Daughters 1996 Trust, et al. v. Steve Young, et al., No. 18SA215,... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - Business Intervenors Ask Judge To Vacate 2015 Clean Water Rule
Posted on 10 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A group of business intervenors in a Sept. 6 brief ask a Georgia federal judge to reconsider his decision not to vacate the 2015 Clean Water Rule and to instead remand it to federal agencies for revamping (State of Georgia, et al. v.... Read More

Mealey's Water Rights - San Diego Water Rate Case To Get 4th Judge After Peremptory Challenge
Posted on 10 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - The San Diego County Water Authority's state court lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water District of California is about to get its fourth judge in nine years after the court on Sept. 6 sustained the authority's motion for a peremptory... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - Idaho Supreme Court Partly Reverses Ruling In Tribal Water Rights Case
Posted on 9 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Supreme Court on Sept. 5 affirmed in part and reversed in part a trial court's ruling on a Native American tribe's water rights in a water adjudication proceeding (In Re: Coeur d'Alene-Spokane River Basin Adjudication... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - United States Says All Evidence Must Be Considered For Tribe's Water Claims
Posted on 8 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - A California federal judge should look at all the evidence and reconsider his ruling that a Native American tribe lacks standing to assert water rights claims because the standing issue is an important legal question that the judge... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - Oklahoma Asks 10th Circuit To Reverse Denial Of Clean Water Rule Injunction
Posted on 8 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

DENVER - Oklahoma and five business associations on Aug. 6 told the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals that a federal judge erred by denying a preliminary injunction against the 2015 federal Clean Water Rule "in conflict with the decisions of other... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - Suit By Tribe, Fishermen Seeks Reassessment Of Water Project's Effects On Fish
Posted on 1 Aug 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A California Indian tribe joined two commercial fishing groups July 31 in suing federal agencies over their finding in a recent study and biological opinion that future water withdrawals from the Klamath River will not jeopardize the recover... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - California: Water Districts Weren't Prevailing Parties In Curtailment Cases
Posted on 10 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The state of California on July 8 told a state coordination court judge that it should deny a request by three water districts for $291,803 in costs in the water curtailment proceedings, saying the agencies are not prevailing parties... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - Colorado Supreme Court: 1940 Water Pact Doesn't Limit Denver Water Supply
Posted on 3 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

DENVER - The Colorado Supreme Court on July 1 said the city and county of Denver is not prohibited by a 1940 water agreement from importing water from a different source it acquired after the agreement was signed (City & County of Denver v. Consolidated... Read More

Mealey's Water Rights - Fed's Waiver Of Environmental Review Of Pipeline Project Found 'Contrary To Law'
Posted on 25 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

LOS ANGELES - A California federal judge on June 20 said a determination by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that the proposed 43-mile Cadiz water pipeline fell within an 1875 railroad right of way and didn't require environmental review under... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - Judge Orders California Water Board To Set Aside Drought Water Curtailment Orders
Posted on 7 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - A California judge on June 6 issued peremptory writs of mandate ordering the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to set aside water curtailment orders issued during the state's historic drought in May and June 2015 to... Read More

Mealey's Water Rights - U.S. High Court Asks Solicitor General To Weigh In On Texas/New Mexico Water Case
Posted on 3 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on June 3 asked the U.S. solicitor general for his view on whether the high court should review a river master's water credit determination in Texas' lawsuit against New Mexico (Texas v. New Mexico, No... Read More

Mealey's Water Rights - Texas Federal Judge Grants Summary Judgment, Remands 2015 Clean Water Rule For Fix
Posted on 30 May 2019 by Mealeys

GALVESTON, Texas - A Texas federal judge on May 28 became the first to grant summary judgment in a lawsuit challenging the Clean Water Rule: Definition of "Waters of the United States," 80 Fed. Reg. 37,054, June 29, 2015, finding that the federal... Read More

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