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Pot, Power & Pollution: The Overlooked Impacts of Marijuana Legalization on Utilities and the Environment

Last month, Washington issued its first license for a legal marijuana grow operation under Initiative 502 (“I-502”), the marijuana legalization measure adopted by Washington voters in November …

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SLAPP Suit Blocked: Court of Appeals Rejects SLAPP Claim in Public Records Act Case

The Washington Court of Appeals today concluded that Washington’s “anti-SLAPP” statute cannot be invoked when a municipality seeks a declaratory judgment to clarify its obligations under the …

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Washington Supreme Court Limits Recreational Immunity Statute

In a decision of great importance to major Washington landowners, including local governments, major private landowners such as forest products companies, and operators of water projects, the …

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Okanagan Odyssey Goes On: Washington Supreme Court to Review Case Involving Condemnation of State Lands for Transmission Right of Way

The long litigation road walked by Okanogan County PUD to build a short transmission line has just gotten a bit longer. On November 7, the Washington Supreme …

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Court Finds Washington Public Records Act Applies to Personal Email Accounts of Elected Officials

In a decision issued late last week, the Kitsap County Superior Court concluded that, under Washington’s Public Records Act, public agencies must produce emails sent or received …

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Washington Supreme Court: Executive Privilege Allows Governor To Withhold Documents Under Public Records Act

In a milestone decision, the Washington Supreme Court today upheld Gov. Christine Gregoire’s assertion of executive privilege to prevent disclosure of documents under the Washington Public Records …

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Washington Supreme Court Rejects Legal Liability Defense for Utilities and Municipalities Where Criminally Negligent Drivers Cause Accidents

The Washington Supreme Court today found that utilities and municipalities may be liable for injuries sustained in car-pole accidents even where the driver is criminally negligent. While …

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“EIM, RTOs, and FERC Jurisdiction: Does Participation in a Regional Energy Imbalance Market Subject Public Power to FERC Jurisdiction?”: Eric Christensen Publishes Article in May NWPPA Bulletin

We’re proud to announce that GTH partner Eric Christensen penned the cover story in the May 2013 issue of the Northwest Public Power Association Bulletin. Here is …

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