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White House Announces Another Plank in its Environmental Platform - Plan for a Sustainable Water Future

As it looks down the home stretch of its second term, the Obama Administration has been steadily ramping up measures to solidify its environmental legacy, particularly with its climate change agenda. Linked to its climate change measures is a recent Administration announcement of a program for addressing challenges with the use, conservation, and availability of water in the United States. The White House believes that the country will experience more frequent, intense, and longer droughts because of climate change impacts.

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Decision Invalidating TCEQ’s Drought Curtailment Rules is Final

On February 19, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to a lower court ruling in Texas Commission on Environmental Quality v. Texas Farm Bureau et al., which held that Texas cannot treat cities and power generators preferentially compared to parties with more senior water rights, even if the state declares it necessary to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.

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Colorado's Interbasin Compact Committee Releases "Seven Points" for Negotiating New Transmountain Diversions: A New Paradigm or Potential Impediment to Mega Projects?

A long-standing controversy in Colorado involves the diversion of water supplies from the Colorado River System for use by cities and farms on the Front Range. The second draft of Colorado’s Water Plan, released last month, includes a revised “conceptual framework” for future negotiations over development of new transmountain diversions (TMDs).

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California Water Board Proposes $1.5 Million Fine for Illegal Diversions

On Monday, July 22, the California Water Resources Control Board’s Division of Water Rights threatened a $1.5 million fine against an irrigation district in the drought-stricken Central Valley. In an administrative civil liability complaint, the Board alleged that the Byron-Bethany Irrigation District, which serves 160 farmers in Contra Costa County, illegally diverted 675 million gallons between June 13 and June 25.

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