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Voices of the Wetlands v. State Water Resources Control Board

ELR Case

California's highest court upheld a regional water board's issuance of a NPDES permit authorizing a power plant to draw cooling water from an adjacent harbor and slough. An environmental group filed suit, claiming that the permit did...

Newton-Enloe v. Horton

ELR Case

A California appellate court reversed a lower court decision dismissing petitioners' action to compel the state health department to...

Bollay v. California Office of Administrative Law

ELR Case

A California appellate court invalidated a state policy prohibiting development seaward of the most landward historical position of the mean high tide line. The policy is an invalid underground regulation because it was not promulgated...

United States v. California Department of Transportation

ELR Case

A district court, on motions for summary judgment, held that the California Department of Transportation is liable to the United States for damages caused to a lake and creek due to runoff from a state-run highway that cuts across...