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Mealey's Water Rights - White House Budget Includes $112.1M For Native American Water Rights Settlements
Posted on 11 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Trump administration's Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal includes $112.1 million for Native American water rights settlements, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - Arizona Appeals Court: Landowner Didn't Prove Ownership Of Water Ditch
Posted on 10 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

TUCSON, Ariz. - An Arizona appeals court on Feb. 5 said a landowner failed to show in a trial court that it had exclusive ownership in a ditch and the water in the ditch (Sweetie K LLC v. David Owens, et al., Nos. 2 CA-CV 2018-0102 and 2 CA-CV 2019-0012... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - Lack Of Standing Dooms Claims Over Tribes' Water Rights In Oregon
Posted on 5 Feb 2020 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ranchers in Oregon cannot challenge two protocols governing tribal water rights in the Klamath Basin because they lack the standing, having failed to show that the protocols caused them harm, a federal judge determined Jan. 31 (Gerald... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - Supreme Court Wants Briefs On Special Master Report In Florida/Georgia Water Case
Posted on 28 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 27 received a special master's report on the interstate water dispute between Florida and Georgia and ordered the parties to file exceptions, replies and sur-replies within four months (State of Florida... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - U.S. High Court Will Review Texas-New Mexico Water Report 'In Due Course'
Posted on 28 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 27 said oral argument on a motion to review a river master's final determination in an interstate water dispute among Texas, New Mexico and Colorado will take place "in due course" (Texas... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - U.S. High Court Denies 'Pre-Federal' Parties Intervention In Water Case
Posted on 13 Jan 2020 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 13 denied a motion by the "pre-federal" plaintiffs for leave to intervene in an interstate water dispute among Texas, New Mexico and Colorado (Texas v. New Mexico, et al., No. 141, Original,... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - Special Master Recommends High Court Not Grant Florida's Interstate Water Request
Posted on 13 Dec 2019 by Mealeys

SANTA FE, N.M - A U.S. Supreme Court special master on Dec. 11 recommended that the high court not grant Florida's request for a decree equitably apportioning the waters of the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint (ACF) basins because the evidence... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - High Court Will Not Review Clean Water Act Ruling For Dam Relicensing
Posted on 10 Dec 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 9 denied a request for certiorari by two fishing groups over a ruling in favor of an Indian tribe and others that California and Oregon lost their authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to issue water... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - Federal Circuit: Tribal Water Rights Didn't Result In 'Taking' Farmers' Water
Posted on 15 Nov 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Nov. 14 affirmed a Federal Claims Court ruling that federally reserved tribal water rights and compliance with the Endangered Species Act (ESA) did not result in the unconstitutional taking... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - Water District's Role In Shasta Dam Project Ends With Settlement
Posted on 13 Nov 2019 by Mealeys

REDDING, Calif. - The California Attorney General's Office on Nov. 7 settled a lawsuit alleging that the Westlands Water District violated state law by taking the lead in a controversial project to raise the height of the Shasta Dam (California v... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - Government, Tribe, Company Say Cert Not Warranted For Clean Water Act Ruling
Posted on 1 Nov 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States, a Native American tribe and a hydroelectric company on Oct. 28 all came out in favor of denying U.S. Supreme Court review of a ruling that Oregon and California's authority to conduct water quality reviews for... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - U.S. Supreme Court Will Review River Master's Reports For Texas, New Mexico Water
Posted on 21 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 21 granted a conditional motion of Texas to review a river master's 2019 final determination of New Mexico's water delivery obligations under the Pecos River Compact (Texas v. New Mexico, No. 65... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - California Appeal Court: Winery Won't Effect Groundwater Supply
Posted on 9 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - In a ruling issued Sept. 6 and published Oct. 7, a California appeals court affirmed that there is no evidence to support a fair argument that a proposed winery in northern California will have significant environmental effects, including... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - United States Tells Court To Vacate 2015 Clean Water Rule To Remove Uncertainty
Posted on 3 Oct 2019 by Mealeys

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - The United States on Oct. 1 said a Georgia federal judge should reconsider his Aug. 21 decision overturning the 2015 Clean Water Act and vacate the rule since the government has since published a replacement (Georgia, et al. v. Andrew... Read More

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Mealey's Water Rights - Fracking Company: Drilling Injunction Not Warranted In Federal Lease Dispute
Posted on 24 Sep 2019 by Mealeys

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M - A hydraulic fracturing company on Sept. 20 filed a brief in New Mexico federal court as an intervenor in a federal lease dispute, contending that a Native American tribe and environmental advocacy groups have not established the requirements... Read More

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