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Property Reserve v. Superior Court of San Joaquin County

The Supreme Court of California held that the state may enter and conduct environmental and geological studies and testing on more than 150 privately owned properties in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta that the state might seek to...

Center for Biological Diversity v. California Dep't of Conservation

A California court denied an environmental group's motion to preliminarily enjoin emergency regulations governing the underground injection of wastewater produced by oil drilling. The emergency regulations establish a timeline for...

Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. California Department of Public Health

A California court held that the California Department of Public Health must adopt a final primary drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium. The state legislature commanded the department to adopt a standard by January 1, 2004;...

Guzman v. Monterey, County of

The Supreme Court of California reversed a lower court decision holding that residents of a mobile home park may file suit against the county for failing to direct the park owner to notify the residents about contaminated drinking water...

Guzman v. Monterey, County of

A California appellate court held that provisions of the California Safe Drinking Water Act impose upon a county a mandatory duty under Cal. Gov. Code §815.6 to review and respond to water quality monitoring reports submitted by...

Hartwell Corp. v. Superior Court of Ventura County

The court holds that the state of New York could bring a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) §107(a) claim against a manufacturer that allegedly disposed of hazardous waste at a town's landfill...