Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Ninth Circuit Interprets “Agency Action” under the Endangered Species Act – Again

On July 17, 2012, a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit ruled in Natural Resources Defense Council v. Salazar that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s renewal of water delivery contracts with senior priority water rights holders was not “agency action” under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act. The panel held that because the Bureau … Continue Reading

CBIA Heads Off Level III Fees

Level II school fees are intended to fund approximately 50% of the cost of school facilities. The other 50% is funded by the state through the Leroy-Greene School Facilities Act of 1998, commonly known as SB-50. But what happens when the state runs out of money, as will soon happen? SB-50 provides that if state … Continue Reading
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