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DC Circuit sends “strong message” to States on Clean Water Act timeline

Posted on February 3, 2019
On January 25, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia unanimously ruled in Hoopa Valley Tribe v. FERC that California and Oregon waived their Section 401 authority under the Clean Water Act in the relicensing of a hydroelectric project along the Klamath River...

Kamau Sadiki, Federal hydropower policy expert, joins Dawson

Posted on January 24, 2019
Dawson & Associates is proud to announce that Kamau Sadiki, whose extensive knowledge of federal hydropower policy and operations stems from 38 years in the Army Corps of Engineers, has joined our firm as a Senior Advisor. Kamau’s career with the Corps of Engineers includes more than a decade as National Hydropower Business Line Manager at Corps Headquarters...

New WOTUS rules: More clarity but still muddy

Posted on January 9, 2019
The Trump Administration’s latest Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rules, proposed last month, are designed to clarify federal control over the nation’s aquatic system but still leaves significant room for interpretation. Landowners should be cautious in presuming that the rule will provide an easier path to obtain permits...

President George W. Bush once asked him, “Will the people in New Orleans be safe?”

Posted on December 13, 2018
Before Don Riley joined our team in 2011, he had a remarkable 37-year career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Don was Deputy Commanding General, Deputy Chief of Engineers, Commanding General of the Mississippi Valley Division and Director of Army, Civil Works...

The Supremes and the dusky gopher frog

Posted on December 7, 2018
On November 27, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of property owners who opposed a Federal government designation of their land as a critical habitat for the endangered dusky gopher frog. (For more on the opinion, click here for The Washington Post’s coverage.) Our colleague Bill Hartwig, who was Chief of the National Wildlife Refuge System at the U.S...

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In the 1860’s…

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