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Hawkins v. Haaland

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit affirmed dismissal of a lawsuit concerning reserved water rights in the Klamath River Basin. Ranchers sued to prevent Native American tribes from exercising reserved water rights in the basin that interfered with the...

S. 498

ELR Congressional Update

United States v. Walker River Irrigation District

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit affirmed in part and vacated in part a district court's dismissal of a county's complaint in long-standing litigation over appropriation of water in the Walker River Basin. The county argued the public interest and...

Utah: Water (generally)

ELR State Update Item

S. 4882

ELR Congressional Update

United States v. Aboulsman

ELR Case

The Tenth Circuit held, 2-1, that a sovereign must affirmatively act to extinguish aboriginal water rights in a lawsuit concerning water rights of the Pueblos of Jemez, Santa Ana, and Zia in the Jemez River Basin in New Mexico. The...

Hawkins v. Bernhardt

ELR Case

A district court dismissed a lawsuit challenging two protocol agreements entered into by Native American tribes and the Bureau of Indian Affairs that established procedures for enforcement of the tribes' water rights in the Upper...

Texas: Water (generally)

ELR State Update Item

Ministerio Roca Solida, Inc. v. United States

ELR Case

The U.S. Claims Court granted in part and denied in part the U.S. government's motion for summary judgment in a challenge against FWS for rerouting spring waters that had previously flowed through church property into a restoration...

H.R. 579

ELR Congressional Update
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