AB 2257 Update from Downey Brand

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Register Now for the California Water Law & Policy Conference

33rd Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference Downey Brand is pleased to be a sponsor of Argent Communications’ 33rd Annual California Water Law & Policy Conference on June 11-12, 2018, in San Francisco.   This year’s comprehensive conference will focus on water storage projects and water planning projects. Other important issues include groundwater sustainability […]

Sand Mining Litigation Update

Arielle O. Harris of Downey Brand LLP provided an update at the February 21st BPC Board of Directors meeting on the Sand Mining Litigation. The case involves a challenge by San Francisco Baykeeper, Inc. of leases to submerged lands in San Francisco Bay issued in 2012 by the California State Lands Commission (SLC) to private […]

Downey Brand Attorneys to Speak at State Bar’s North Coast Environmental Tectonics Conference on Nov 3, 2017

Downey Brand Attorneys to Speak at State Bar’s North Coast Environmental Tectonics Conference on Nov 3, 2017 Downey Brand attorneys Andrea Clark and Arielle Harris are speaking at the California State Bar, Environmental Law Section’s North Coast Environmental Tectonics Conference (“Your Voice, Your Future” – Rivers, Tribes, Cannabis and Environmental Change) on November 3, 2017 in Eureka. Andrea Clark is co-presenting on […]

Downey Brand: WaterFix EIR Certification and NOD Client Alert

WaterFix EIR Certification and NOD Client Alert  On Friday, July 21, 2017, the California Department of Water Resources (“DWR”) certified the Environmental Impact Report for the California WaterFix tunnels project and filed a Notice of Determination with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. The certification and Notice of Determination bring DWR one step closer […]

The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act: What It Means For California Employers

The Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act: What It Means For California Employers On November 8, 2016, California legalized the recreational use of marijuana by approving Proposition 64, the “Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act” (the Act).  What does the Act mean for California employers and their workplace drug policies? READ MORE […]

Comment Deadline Approaching on Draft Policy on Isolated Wetlands

Comment Deadline Approaching on State Water Board Draft Policy on Isolated Wetlands The State Water Resources Control Board (Water Board) has, at long last, issued the “final” version of the preliminary draft of its Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Materials to Waters of the State (“Preliminary Draft”), substantially modifying the Water Board permit […]

Appeals Court Affirms Cadiz Valley Groundwater Project

Appeals Court Affirms Cadiz Valley Groundwater Project In a series of sweeping opinions, the Fourth Appellate District on Tuesday, May 10, upheld the Cadiz Valley Water Conservation, Recovery and Storage Project against six separate challenges brought by a host of environmental organizations and a salt mining operation. Downey Brand attorneys, Christian Marsh, Kevin O’Brien, Steve […]

Downey Brand Announces CEQA Chronicles Blog

Announcing CEQA Chronicles, a blog focusing on environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act CEQA practice is constantly changing, raising myriad questions for project applicants, lead agencies, and project opponents.  How should greenhouse gas emissions be quantified?  What are the ramifications of the shift from level of service (LOS) to vehicle miles travelled (VMT) […]