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A Disaster by Any Other Name: Improving Assistance to States and Individuals During Long-Term Disasters

ELR Article

Disasters and emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. Some are man-made while others are a result of natural events. The federal government has a system in place under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance...

NRDC v. McCarthy

ELR Case

A district court denied EPA's motion to dismiss a claim by environmental groups that the Agency must review California's emergency waiver of federal water quality standards. In the wake of an historic drought, California's governor...

West Side Irrigation District v. California State Water Resources Control Board

ELR Case

A California court held that revised "curtailment letters" that the state water board sent to irrigation districts and water appropriators in the Central Valley no longer violate due process, and therefore denied the districts' motions...

S. 1894, Bills Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

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

ELR Case

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...

H.R. 2898, Committee Action

ELR Congressional Update

West Side Irrigation District v. California State Water Resources Control Board

ELR Case

A California court issued a temporary restraining order preventing the state water board from enforcing "curtailment letters" it sent to four irrigation districts in the Central Valley. The letters ordered the districts and various...

H.R. 2983, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 2898, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 1710, Bill Introduced

ELR Congressional Update