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House Votes to Kill WOTUS

Posted May 15, 2015 The House approved by a 261-155 vote H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, to withdraw...

IDWR to Conduct Winter Aquifer Recharge Effort

  • September 23, 2014

Posted September 23, 2014 The Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) and three irrigation water providers will conduct the state’s...

EPA Amends CWA Regulations

  • August 28, 2014

Posted August 28, 2014 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized amendments to the Clean Water Act (CWA) regulations to...

Citizens Group to Stop New Water Quality Regulations

  • August 21, 2014

Posted August 21, 2014 A citizens group, opposing new water quality regulations approved by the Iowa Commission, filed a lawsuit...

Iowa Supreme Court Ruled Water Quality Regulations Valid

  • July 14, 2014

Posted July 14, 2014 On Friday, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled the 2009 Iowa Environmental Protection Commission water quality regulations...

Obama Signed Water Resources Reform and Development Act into Law

  • June 12, 2014

Posted June 12, 2014   On Tuesday, President Barack Obama signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act into law, according...

California Drought Bill Passed by U.S. Senate

Posted May 28, 2014   The California Farm Bureau Federation (CFBF) applauded the U.S. Senate’s passage of bill to address water...

NALC Resource: Water Law Reading Room

Posted May 22, 2014   The National Agricultural Law Center offers a wide range of resources, one of which is the...

Ag Groups Endorse Water Resources Bill

Posted May 20, 2014   Agriculture groups quickly endorsed the Water Resources Reform Development Act of 2014 (WRRDA), which is now...

EPA Considers Rule Requiring Disclosure of Fracking Chemicals

Posted May 19, 2014   The U.S. Environmental Protections Agency (EPA) has issued an advance notice of proposed rule-making, considering regulations...

Congress Reaches Final Deal on Water Resources Reform and Development Act

Posted May 16, 2014   Lawmakers recently announced a final deal on the $8.2 billion Water Resources Reform and Development Act...

Legislators Urge EPA to Withdraw “Waters of the US” Rule

Posted May 12, 2014   Legislators in the United States Senate and House of Representatives are urging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

Corps Approves Irrigation Permits in Washington

  • April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently approved permits for all but the largest orchards near Wenatchee,...

California to Ease Water Restrictions, Hosts Congressional Hearing on Drought

  • March 25, 2014

Posted March 25, 2014   California will ease some water restrictions protecting fish in the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta to make...

Supreme Court May Hear Water Rights Dispute Between New Mexico and Texas

  • March 20, 2014

Posted March 20, 2014   The U.S. Supreme Court may agree to hear a water rights dispute between New Mexico and...

Wyoming Welder Faces EPA Fines for Building Pond

  • March 19, 2014

Posted March 19, 2014   Andy Johnson, a Wyoming welder, is facing up to $75,000 per day in fines by the...

House Passes Water Rights Bill

  • March 17, 2014

Posted March 17, 2014   The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Water Rights Protection Act on a mostly party-line...

Court Finds EA for the Central Valley Water Project Sufficient

  • March 4, 2014

Posted March 4, 2014 In Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association v. U.S. Department of Interior, No. 1:12-CV-01303-LJO-MJS, 2014 WL 49606,...

CA Governor: Compromise Needed to Address Drought

  • February 20, 2014

Posted February 20, 2013   California Governor Jerry Brown is urging Congress to find a compromise that will benefit drought-stricken areas...

House Approves Drought Relief Bill for California

  • February 10, 2014

Posted February 10, 2014   The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to provide emergency drought relief in California, according...