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Ninth Circuit rules Clean Water Act permit required for indirect discharge to ocean waters

It was a great exam question (at least I thought so — you’ll have to ask my Environmental Law and Policy students if they agree): does the disposal of treated wastewater from a municipal wastewater treatment plant into the ground … Continue reading

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New Hawaii Lawsuit Challenging Open-Ocean Aquaculture Permit

An environmental group has brought a federal court lawsuit against various federal officials seeking to enjoin the issuance of permits to the Kona Blue Water Fish aquaculture operation. The complaint can be downloaded here. The complaint alleges that the issuance … Continue reading

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California Prisons Will Permit Beards For Religious Reasons

The ACLU of Southern California announced earlier this week that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has agreed to amend its grooming policies so that inmates will be allowed to wear beards in accordance with their religious faiths. The … Continue reading

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California Introduces Cruise Crime Legislation to Permit Prosecution of Criminals on the High Seas

California Assemblyman Roger Hernández (D – West Covina) has introduced legislation that will protect the rights of cruise ship passengers when a crime is committed against them during cruises. If passed into law, Assembly Bill 1060 will permit the State … Continue reading

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Oregon Passes Bill To Permit Sharing Home Brew

From the backyard to the fairgrounds. Home brew can finally be shared in Oregon Here is your feel good story of the day. Oregon lawmakers have unanimously decided to approve a bill that will let home brewers share their brew. … Continue reading

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