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Can A State’S Water Rights Be Dammed? Environmental Flows And Federal Dams In The Supreme Court, Reed D. Benson May 2019

Can A State’S Water Rights Be Dammed? Environmental Flows And Federal Dams In The Supreme Court, Reed D. Benson

Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law

Interstate rivers are subject to the doctrine of equitable apportionment, whereby the Supreme Court seeks to ensure that all states that share such rivers get a fair portion of their benefits. The Court has rarely issued an equitable apportionment decree, however, and there is little law on whether the doctrine protects river flows for environmental purposes. The ongoing Florida v. Georgia litigation in the Supreme Court raises this issue, as Florida seeks to limit consumptive uses by upstream Georgia to preserve flows in the Apalachicola River, which provide both economic and environmental benefits. This Article summarizes both the equitable apportionment ...


Fish And Federalism: How The Asian Carp Litigation Highlights A Decifiency In The Federal Common Law Displacement Analysis, Molly M. Watters Apr 2013

Fish And Federalism: How The Asian Carp Litigation Highlights A Decifiency In The Federal Common Law Displacement Analysis, Molly M. Watters

Michigan Journal of Environmental & Administrative Law

In response to the growing threat posed by the progress of Asian carp up the Mississippi River toward the Great Lakes, and with increased frustration with the federal response to the imminent problem, in 2010, five Great Lakes states sued the Army Corps of Engineers and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to force a more desirable and potentially more effective strategy to prevent the Asian carp from infiltrating the Great Lakes: closing the Chicago locks. This Note examines the federal common law displacement analysis through the lens of the Asian carp litigation. Both the Federal District Court ...


Slides: Rapanos And The Courts: Navigating Through The Fog, Jim Murphy Jun 2009

Slides: Rapanos And The Courts: Navigating Through The Fog, Jim Murphy

Western Water Law, Policy and Management: Ripples, Currents, and New Channels for Inquiry (Martz Summer Conference, June 3-5)

Presenter: Jim Murphy, Wetlands and Water Resources Counsel, National Wildlife Federation, VT

25 slides


Historical Evolution And Future Of Natural Resources Law And Policy: The Beginning Of An Argument And Some Modest Predictions, Sally K. Fairfax, Helen Ingram, Leigh Raymond Jun 2007

Historical Evolution And Future Of Natural Resources Law And Policy: The Beginning Of An Argument And Some Modest Predictions, Sally K. Fairfax, Helen Ingram, Leigh Raymond

The Future of Natural Resources Law and Policy (Summer Conference, June 6-8)

8 pages.

Includes bibliographical references

"Sally Fairfax, UC-Berkeley, Helen Ingram, UC-Irvine, and Leigh Raymond, Purdue University" -- Agenda


Section 404: The Nasty Business Of The Clean Water Act, Oliver A. Houck Jun 1988

Section 404: The Nasty Business Of The Clean Water Act, Oliver A. Houck

Water Quality Control: Integrating Beneficial Use and Environmental Protection (Summer Conference, June 1-3)

9 pages.

Contains references.


Agenda: Water Quality Control: Integrating Beneficial Use And Environmental Protection, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center Jun 1988

Agenda: Water Quality Control: Integrating Beneficial Use And Environmental Protection, University Of Colorado Boulder. Natural Resources Law Center

Water Quality Control: Integrating Beneficial Use and Environmental Protection (Summer Conference, June 1-3)

Conference organizers and/or faculty included University of Colorado School of Law professors David H. Getches, Lawrence J. MacDonnell and Charles F. Wilkinson.

Protecting water quality is essential to preserve the many beneficial uses of western water resources. This conference addresses the dominant federal requirements in the Clean Water Act, including the important major revisions enacted by Congress in 1987, with special attention to western problems regarding nonpoint source pollution. Developments in groundwater quality regulation are considered, as are selected issues concerning the implications of state and federal water quality regulation for the traditional exercise of water rights.


Panel: Section 404 Of The Clean Water Act And Section 7 Of The Endangered Species Act: Potential Impacts On Water Supplies [Supplemental Materials], Wendy C. Weiss Jun 1984

Panel: Section 404 Of The Clean Water Act And Section 7 Of The Endangered Species Act: Potential Impacts On Water Supplies [Supplemental Materials], Wendy C. Weiss

The Federal Impact on State Water Rights (Summer Conference, June 11-13)

57 pages.

Supplemental materials. Includes text of Riverside Irrigation District v. Andrews, 568 F.Supp 563 and Opening Brief of Plaintiff-Intervenor-Appellants in Riverside Irrigation District v. Andrews, Cases No. 83-2114, 83-2115, 83-2119, 83-2230, April 3, 1984.


Developments In Federal Water Policies And Programs, Harold W. Furman Ii Jun 1984

Developments In Federal Water Policies And Programs, Harold W. Furman Ii

The Federal Impact on State Water Rights (Summer Conference, June 11-13)

14 pages.


Negotiation As A Means Of Quantifying Indian Water Rights, Joseph R. Membrino Jun 1984

Negotiation As A Means Of Quantifying Indian Water Rights, Joseph R. Membrino

The Federal Impact on State Water Rights (Summer Conference, June 11-13)

88 pages.

Contains attachments.


Pure Water, Pure Law, And Pure Nonsense: Outline, Charles E. Corker Jun 1981

Pure Water, Pure Law, And Pure Nonsense: Outline, Charles E. Corker

Water Resources Allocation: Laws and Emerging Issues: A Short Course (Summer Conference, June 8-11)

24 pages.


Federal Regulation Of Appropriations Of Water In The Name Of Protecting Water Quality, David L. Harrison Jun 1981

Federal Regulation Of Appropriations Of Water In The Name Of Protecting Water Quality, David L. Harrison

Water Resources Allocation: Laws and Emerging Issues: A Short Course (Summer Conference, June 8-11)

9 pages.