Ed Phillips on Sharpening Your Ax
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Recenlty, Ms. Davis was asked to participate on a panel addressing issues facing the Delta.
After reading a recent blog, “Delta Smelt Get Life From Supreme Court” by Earth Justice contributor John McManus, which described the Supreme Court’s “big rebuff” of a non-profit’s challenge to the constitutionality of the extension of endangered species protection under … Continue reading
On August 2, 2011, the Delta Stewardship Council released the 5th Draft of the Delta Plan (225 pages plus 243 pages of appendices—not to mention the summary or cover letter, 4th Draft Plan 180 pages, etc.). This draft is intended … Continue reading
Is it just me, or is agriculture being attacked on every front you could imagine? First, the regulatory wars over water in the California Delta dry up a majority of the San Joaquin Valley, one of the most fertile and … Continue reading
The EPA has recently run into troubles because of its reliance of “Guidance” documents that have not been though the administrative rule-making process under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. § 701, et seq.) This most recent trouble, in the … Continue reading
A citizen group, oddly comprised mostly of fishermen and conservationists, has launched an assault on the Agricultural Exemption under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) (33 U.S.C. sections 1251, et seq.) On June 7, 2011, this group issued a sixty day … Continue reading