Utah Lake/Jordan River General Water Rights Adjudication: I am on the List of Unclaimed Water Rights, Now What?

by Graham Gilbert This article discusses a specific aspect of the Utah Lake/Jordan River General Water Rights Adjudication: options if you miss the deadline for filing a Statement of Water User’s Claim and your water rights end up on the … Continue reading

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EPA Catches Up On PFAS

by Michael C. Ford and Mitchell J. Klein If you haven’t heard of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), you likely will soon.  Like DDT, PCBs, asbestos, and MTBE before it, PFAS are a class of chemicals that have been used in … Continue reading

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The Future of Oil and Gas Development in Colorado After Martinez

by Frances Folin Coloradoans continue to see fights over oil and gas development in the news.  Following last month’s Colorado Supreme Court decision in COGCC v. Martinez, mineral owners in the Wildgrass neighborhood of Broomfield, Colorado, with the help of … Continue reading

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The Wild West: Whiskey Is for Drinking and Water Continues to Be for Fighting: The Drought Contingency Plan

by Lucas J. Narducci This week was a busy week at the Arizona State legislature. Several bills were dropped in order to meet deadlines placed by the federal government to have agreement on a drought contingency plan “DCP” by January … Continue reading

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Shutdown Reflections on WOTUS

by Michael C. Ford The partial government shutdown that began December 22, 2018 has interrupted the Trump administration’s proposal to revise the Clean Water Act’s definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS Proposal).  The pre-publication version of the WOTUS … Continue reading

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Colorado Oil and Gas Operators Breathe Sigh of Relief

by Frances Folin Yesterday, the Colorado Supreme Court handed down its much-anticipated decision in the COGCC v. Martinez case (2019 CO 3).  To the relief of oil and gas companies operating in Colorado, the Colorado Supreme Court found in favor … Continue reading

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New Year Reality: Enhanced Drone Regulation Worldwide

Patrick J. Paul Drones were a popular gift this past holiday season.  Their rapidly growing presence is outpacing the ability of aviation regulators worldwide to keep up.  The mayhem that ensued following the December 20, 2018 shutdown of London’s Gatwick … Continue reading

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Colorado River Basin States Inch Closer to Agreements on Drought Contingency Plan as Bureau of Reclamation Sets Deadline

by L. William Staudenmaier As members of the Colorado River Water Users’ Association gathered for their annual meeting in Las Vegas last week, the States of Arizona and California appeared to be making progress towards approving agreements needed to implement … Continue reading

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Trump EPA Proposes Limitations to WOTUS Rule

by Patrick J. Paul In a long anticipated move, on Tuesday December 11, 2018 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed further revisions to the federal Clean Water Act’s definition of “waters of the United States,” (WOTUS), clawing back the … Continue reading

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Climate Change Debate Rages On

by Patrick J. Paul With 2019 just around the corner, recent historic hurricane and fire damage and Democratic mid-term election gains in the House and across many states will cause climate change impacts, policy and legislation to take center stage, … Continue reading

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