Monthly Archives: August 2012

State and Regional Water Quality Control Boards can incorporate water quality standards and the “Tributary rule” into a Basin Plan.

California Association of Sanitation Agencies v. State Water Resources Control Board No. A127207 (1st Dist., Div. 4) (August 30, 2012); 2012 DJDAR 12309 A group of Sanitation Districts and the City of Vacaville challenged the State Water Resources Control Board’s approval … Continue reading

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CLIMATE SPARKS POLITICAL WAR OVER FACT, SCIENCE

Reprinted from the San Diego Union Tribune By John H. Reaves I grew up admiring the glory of facts in shows like “Dragnet”: “Just the facts, ma’am.” No wonder; we’re progeny of the 16th-century Age of Enlightenment, which heralded the … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Deals Major Victory to Policyholders with Progressive Losses

State of California v. Continental Insurance Co. California Supreme Court No. S170560 (August 9, 2012) California sued insurers (policy periods 1964-1976) for indemnity under first party property coverage for contamination stemming from the notorious Stringfellow acid pits. The state had … Continue reading

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Bravo to Researcher (Dr. Richard Muller)

Reprinted from Letters to the Editor in the San Diego Union Tribune (August 2, 2012) Bravo to researcher Regarding “Skeptic says he was wrong on causes of climate change” (July 31): Dr. Richard Muller has delivered two strong messages in … Continue reading

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