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Environmentalists see Nevada Supreme Court ruling bringing state's water management 'into the 21st century'

Environmentalists see Nevada Supreme Court ruling bringing state's water management 'into the 21st century'

The court ruled that the state can restrict new groundwater pumping if it will impact other users and wildlife, a decision environmentalists are calling a major win in updating the state’s water law.
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Arizona governor vows to update state's water laws

In her State of the State speech, Katie Hobbs committed to protecting the state’s groundwater supplies in the face of opposition from Arizona’s powerful farm lobby.
Colorado River states are racing to agree on cuts before Inauguration Day
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Colorado River states are racing to agree on cuts before Inauguration Day

California, Arizona and others, fearing a political shake-up of negotiating teams after the November election, are aiming to wrap up work this year.
EPA investigates claims of civil rights violations in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

EPA investigates claims of civil rights violations in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Tribes and environmental justice groups say management of the Delta harms traditional food systems and causes pollution.
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Facing the floodwaters in California’s San Joaquin Valley

Facing the floodwaters in California’s San Joaquin Valley

The historically Black town of Allensworth tries to overcome a legacy of racist water policies and prevent a deluge from washing away their community.

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Amid Colorado River crisis, these California farmers may face water cuts

As the Biden administration moves closer to cutting how much water states can pull from the Colorado River, famers in California's Imperial Valley are in a powerful but precarious position.
Arizona: Lobbyist for Saudi Alfalfa firm elected as Maricopa supervisor

Arizona: Lobbyist for Saudi Alfalfa firm elected as Maricopa supervisor

Thomas Galvin lobbied on behalf of a Saudi company soaking up Arizona’s groundwater. He is now mediating an ongoing water dispute in neighboring Maricopa County.
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