Category Archives: Utah Legislature

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Lake Powell Pipeline project flooded by newly passed legislation

The Lake Powell Pipeline may have just received some of the financial backing it has been looking for. In a recent Utah water law posting, we recapped the significant water law legislation that had been introduced during the 2016 General Session.


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Peer review legislation does not comply with Clean Water Act, EPA says

The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) recently sent a letter to Utah’s Division of Water Quality, which noted that the proposed legislation to make the division’s actions subject to an independent peer review did not comply with the Clean Water Act (“CWA”).  The letter warned that, if the bill was passed without changes, then the federal government might step in to manage water in the state of Utah. The bill at issue, SB 110, entitled Water Quality Amendments, seeks to establish