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April 2014

  • How Messed Up is Washington’s Water Allocation System After Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. Ecology?
  • NEPA at 45 and SEPA at 43: A Look Back at Their Creation and Assessment of How Their Original Purposes are Working
  • Clear as Mud: Koontz and the Challenges of Regulatory Takings Jurisprudence
  • Significant Recent Land Use Case Law 
  • Federal Environmental Law Update 
  • Decisions of the Pollution Control Hearings Board and Shorelines Hearings Board
  • 2014 Legislative Update
  • Law School Reports

Past Issues

December 2013

  • Koontz: What It Said, What It Didn’t Say, and Some Lessons for Us in Washington
  • The ASARCO Smelter Plume: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
  • To The Supreme Court and Back Again: The Los Angeles County Flood Control District Clean Water Act Municipal Stormwater Permit
  • Significant Recent Land Use Case Law
  • Federal Environmental Law Update

September 2013 

  • Emerging Issues Raised by the Proposed Federal Listing of the Mazama Pocket Gopher as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act
  • Running Off Roads: How the U.S. Supreme Court Upheld the EPA Exemption for Logging Roads from NPDES Requirements
  • Significant Recent Land Use Case Law
  • Federal Environmental Law Update
  • Decisions of the Pollution Control Hearings Board and Shorelines Hearing Board
  • Tactics for "Zoning Away" Marijuana Retialers After Washington I-502
  • Roles of the Road: A "Transit-Oriented Development" Critique of the Puget Sound Regional Council's Vision 2040 and Transportation 2040

December 2012 

  • Pre-Enforcement Review Post-Sackett
  • School Trust Land - Federal Reserved Water Rights
  • Federal Environmental Law Update
  • Significant Recent Land Use Case Law
  • Recent Discussions from the Pollution Control Hearings Board and Shorelines Hearings Board
  • Recent Discussions from the Growth Management Hearings Board
  • Law School Reports

September 2012 

  • Renewable Energy Siting in Washington
  • Working With Indian Tribes to Identify Historic Properties
  • HEARTH Act: Indian Tribes Can Lease Tribal Land Without BIA Approval
  • 2012 Legislative Update

May 2012 

  • Changes on the Floodplain
  • CERCLA's Divisiblity Defense
  • Lingle Lingering
  • Federal Environmental Law Update
  • Recent Decisions from the Environmental and Land Use Hearings Office
  • Recent Decisions from the Growth Management Hearings Boards

June 2011 

  • Land Use Mediation: Smart Resolution
  • Using SEPA to Encourage Economic Development and Sustainable Communities

September 2011 

  • Using the Public Records Act to Your Client’s Advantage
  • District Court Upholds Federal Rule Listing the Polar Bear as Threatened Under the Endangered Species Act
  • Court of Appeals Narrowly Construes MTCA Homeowner Defenses

December 2011 

  • The Free Exercise of Religion and Land Use Regulations
  • Federal Environmental Law Update
  • Significant Recent Land Use Case Law
  • Recent Decisions from the Environmental and Land Use Hearings Office
  • Recent Decisions from the Growth Management Hearings Boards
  • Law School Updates

May 2010 

  • Update on Natural Resources Reform Efforts
  • Developments in the Evaluation of GHG Emissions Under NEPA and State Statutes
  • Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning for Offshore Renewable Energy Development on the West Coast
  • EPA Issues Construction Stormwater Rule

September 2010 

  • The Growth Management Act at 20: What Reforms Are Needed to Get Ready for the Next 20 Years?
  • Growth Management Act at 20 Years: A Counterpoint
  • Supreme Court Reasserts Standard for Injunctive Relief in NEPA Cases
  • The United States Supreme Court Takes Up Takings Again in Stop the Beach Renourishment, Inc. v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Water Right Valuation in the Northwest

December 2010 

  • Not a Performing Bear: The Supreme Court’s Decision in Lummi Indian Nation v. State
  • Tribal Environmental and Land Use Codes: Ensuring that Renewable Energy Projects Comply with Tribal Environmental Objectives
  • Four Recent Critical Habitat Designations Highlight Continuing Dispute over Economic Impacts