Judges grill Ore. ranchers on tribal rights
Federal judges yesterday questioned Oregon ranchers' claims that the process for local tribes to exercise their water rights is threatening agriculture and lacks any "political accountability."
What will become of Trump's water sub-Cabinet?
In the waning days of his failed reelection bid, President Trump established a sub-Cabinet focused on federal water issues. Its fate may provide a window into how President-elect Joe Biden leads on climate and environmental policies while balancing the goals of agriculture and industry.
Trump admin will raise Calif. dam, expand reservoir
The Trump administration yesterday announced it has finalized its plan to extend one of the largest dams in Northern California, one of its most ambitious and controversial water projects.
Court questions EPA bid to sink Sacketts' wetlands battle
EPA struggled yesterday to persuade a federal appeals court to dismiss a long-running wetlands case against an Idaho couple that has previously reached the Supreme Court, with one judge charging that EPA is trying to "have your cake and eat it too."
Calif. race with water policy implications remains in limbo
As attention turns to the next Congress, a key House race where water issues were prominent remains too close to call.