2014 Saw A Wave of Environmental Law Changes

December 19, 2014

Daily Journal

The past year saw several developments in environmental law at both state and federal levels, particularly regarding water supply, water quality and regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. As federal regulators tightened the reins on air emissions from power plants, California saw a major shift in the regulation of water supply. Meanwhile, controversy over hydraulic fracturing rages on, with industry hoping to access deposits in the Monterey Shale without running afoul of California’s new regulatory scheme. The wave of significant change will no doubt ripple into 2015 and beyond.

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