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Center for Environmental Law and Policy v. Washington

ELR Case

The Washington Supreme Court upheld the Department of Ecology's rule that set a summertime minimum instream flow rate for the Spokane River at 850 cubic feet per second (cfs). Environmental groups challenged the validity of the flow...

Center for Environmental Law & Policy v. Washington Department of Ecology

ELR Case

A state appellate court held invalid the Department of Ecology's administrative rule establishing summer minimum instream flows for the lower reach of the Spokane River. Environmental groups challenged the validity of the rule, arguing...

Spokane Entrepreneurial Center v. Spokane Moves to Amend the Constitution

ELR Case

The Washington Supreme Court held that a local initiative to create a "Community Bill of Rights" which, among other things, would give the Spokane River its own water rights, including the rights to sustainable recharge, sufficient...