Incoming Federal Funding A 'Watershed' For Wannabe Innovation Hubs

The passage of the nearly $2 trillion Build Back Better bill in the House of Representatives Friday capped months of political wrangling and gives hope that numerous key policies around climate change, paid family leave and the social safety net will be enacted.  It also represents a new, potentially significant part of a massive upswingContinue Reading

Constitutional lawyers and environmental groups have warned federal agriculture funding could be open to challenge if it appears to support measures that are inconsistent with international environment agreements. The National Farmers Federation has called for a dedicated income stream as reparation for state land-clearing laws in the 1990s, as theContinue Reading

Inside Track: Planning, Environment & Sustainability - In the media, In practice and courts, Cases and Legislation - Real Estate and Construction

Summary The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has outlined additional steps that it plans to take to investigate and in some cases regulate the discharge of per- or polyfluoroalkyl compounds (“PFAS”) in certain industries’ wastewater.  According to EPA’s assistant administrator for water, “for the first time, EPA is committingContinue Reading

Voluntary Groundwater Pumping Program/U.S. Bureau of Reclamation: Federal Court Addresses National Environmental Policy Act Challenge | Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.

Download PDF A United States District Court (“E.D. California”) (“Court”) addressed in a September 14th Order a National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) challenge to a groundwater extraction project in the Sacramento River Valley. See AquAlliance, et al. v. The United States Bureau of Reclamation, et al., 2021 WL 4168534. AquAllianceContinue Reading