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COVID-19 Stops The Supreme Court – Pending Environmental Cases on Hold

Mon Apr 6th, On Environmental Law, by

The U.S. Supreme Court has postponed its April 20th argument session, the last session of the year, making it unlikely that cases will be heard and opinions issued before July when the court typically goes on summer recess. The last time the Supreme Court closed its doors to the public due to an epidemic was during the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918, when the court postponed oral arguments by a […]

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State of California Sues Trump Administration To Save The Chinook Salmon

Fri Feb 28th, On Environmental Law, by

California Sues Trump Administration to Save The Endangered Chinook Salmon Last week, the Trump Administration increased, via a press memo, the amount of water that can be pumped from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary in California. After pumping, this water is to be delivered to the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California for agricultural, municipal, and industrial purposes. How and when water is pumped—and how much of it—from the Delta […]

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Two Birds, One Wall

Thu Jan 16th, On Environmental Law, by

In the late seventies, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service began buying pieces of land along the Texas-Mexico border. This collection of land, assembled over decades into 135 individual tracts of nearly 105,000 acres, were part of an effort to protect the Rio Grande Valley of Texas from development and farming. Although the area has since become a quagmire of illegal immigration and drug smuggling, it is also one […]

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EPA Advances Clean Trucks Initiative

Wed Jan 15th, On Environmental Law, by

On Monday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it plans to advance the Cleaner Trucks Initiative (CTI) in New York and New Jersey. The Cleaner Trucks Initiative is a part of the regulations allowed under the Clean Air Act and seeks to develop cleaner emissions standards for heavy-duty trucks. This week’s announcement is an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the second step in the process begun in late […]

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