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Agua Caliente Indians Win Federal Appeal; Tribal Groundwater Rights Based on Purpose of Water Use at the Time Reservation Created

                    Author: Adrian LeCesne  Editor: Michael Fife The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a decision affirming the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians’ (the “Tribe”) right to groundwater in the Coachella Valley. The court found that the Tribe holds a federal “reserved right” to groundwater … Continue Reading »

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As Newcomers to the Industrial Storm Water Permit, Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries Have Options to Comply

                      Authors: Ryan Waterman and Dylan Johnson The statewide Industrial Storm Water permit (Industrial Permit) provides federal Clean Water Act permit coverage for a host of different industries, including wineries, breweries, and distilleries (alcoholic beverage producers) when producing alcohol is the primary business. As relative newcomers to the … Continue Reading »

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UPDATE – Five Things to Know About the State Water Resources Control Board’s Draft Climate Change Resolution

                  Author: Christopher Guillen Editors: Amy Steinfeld and Bradley Herrema UPDATE On March 7, 2017, the State Board adopted a revised version of the draft climate change resolution.  While substantially similar to the draft, the final resolution further emphasizes the State Board’s commitment to addressing climate change.  For example, the … Continue Reading »