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  • Regulatory Takings: Bad Advice, Not Takings, Caused Rental Income Loss

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    Facts: In 2003, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) began a six-phase project to improve several highways called Project Neon. NDOT estimated that the project would take 20 to 25 years to complete and would use federal highway funds. Because the project would use federal highway funds, NDOT had to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA [...] Read More



  • Zoning: Local Zoning Rules Don't Apply To Regional Utility

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    Facts: New Mexico’s legislature created the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority (the WUA) in 1978 to "develop and construct a water delivery system" to serve the municipalities in eastern New Mexico. One of those municipalities is the Village of Logan. The WUA and the Village clashed when the WUA attempted to build a water intake structure [...] Read More



  • Environmental: Town Will Pay For Revoking Sewer Connection Without Hearing

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    Facts: Acquest Wehrle, LLC (Acquest) owns property in the Town of Amherst, New York that it wants to develop into an office park. One obstacle to the development was a lack of sewer access. Acquest’s property was located in a designated wetland, and, according to a deal struck with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the [...] Read More



  • Undesirable Land Use: Landfill Ban Didn't Violate Dormant Commerce Clause

    Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    Facts: Before 2009, operating a waste disposal landfill in Elbert County, Georgia required a special use permit. At the end of 2009, the County began to amend its ordinances to exempt "waste to energy" solid waste facilities from the special use permit requirement. Shortly before this amendment, Sweet City Landfill, LLC (SCL) applied for a special [...] Read More



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