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Arizona’s Cultural Resource Review Process Is a Challenge for Public Land Industries

by Fred Breedlove Most businesses that work in a natural resource industry in Arizona are familiar with the requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (“NHPA”), and Arizona’s State Historic Preservation Act (“SHPA”).  There are two reasons for that.  First, the responsibility of landowners to protect cultural or archaeological resources applies on both […]


Second District Court of Appeal Rejects Conservation Group Challenge to EIR for Newhall Ranch Development

by Rick McNeil and Colin Higgins In Center for Biological Diversity, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Army Corps of Engineers (“Department”) certified an EIR assessing the effects of a proposed conservation plan, resource management plan, streambed alteration agreement, and incidental take permits relating to the Newhall Ranch specific plan development. The […]

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