Court tosses farmers' takings claim in Klamath battle
A federal appeals court today rejected a claim from farmers in southeastern Oregon that their property rights were violated when federal regulators cut off water deliveries in 2001 to save endangered fish in the Klamath River.
Court rules for EPA on refinery exemptions, chastises method
A federal appeals court today rejected a challenge to EPA's changing policy for exempting small refineries from renewable fuel requirements while sharply criticizing EPA's handling of the issue.
Calif. AG blocks Westlands' Shasta Dam plan
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) today announced a settlement that bars the influential Westlands Water District from working on a plan to raise Shasta Dam in Northern California.
Water district with Bernhardt ties eyes permanent contract
The nation's largest agricultural water district could secure permanent access to precious irrigation deliveries under a newly proposed deal — reviving California political strife and questions about Interior Secretary David Bernhardt's role in the matter.
Enviros hail deal forcing EPA to study impact on species
EPA must analyze the effects of eight widely used pesticides and other chemicals on plants and animals under a settlement reached yesterday with conservation groups.