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H.R. 2365

ELR Congressional Update

United States v. California

ELR Case

A district court declared unconstitutional a California law that regulates the recording of conveyances of federal public lands in the state. DOJ argued that the state law, which grants the State Lands Commission the right of first...

83 FR 52163

ELR Federal Agency Update

H.R. 597

ELR Congressional Update

Otay Mesa Property, L.P. v. United States Department of the Interior

ELR Case

A district court vacated FWS' designation of land in California as critical habitat for the endangered Riverside fairy shrimp. Property owners argued that the agency improperly designated 56 acres of land as "occupied" habitat even...

H.R. 6687

ELR Congressional Update

H.R. 6687

ELR Congressional Update

Improving Water Quality and Ecosystem Health in California's Marine Managed Areas

ELR Article

California’s marine conservation regime is a model for the world, and includes a statewide network of marine protected areas and other marine managed areas (MMAs). But management authority remains distributed across multiple government...

Environmental Law Foundation v. State Water Resources Control Board

ELR Case

A California appellate court affirmed a trial court decision concerning application of the state's public trust doctrine to the state's extraction of groundwater in the Scott River watershed. Environmental groups argued that groundwater...

H.R. 805

ELR Congressional Update