Commission Adopts Environmental Justice Guidelines

Low-income communities and people of color will enjoy fuller access to California’s beaches thanks to the California Coastal Commission’s adoption of an environmental justice policy Friday that will provide clear guidelines for development projects along the Pacific Coast.

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Court Brings Back Subsidies for Tribal Wireless Providers

The D.C. Circuit on Friday vacated an order by the Federal Communications Commission limiting federal subsidies for wireless providers bringing service to tribal lands, finding it unfairly impacted access and affordability for Native Americans.

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States Can’t Delay Reviewing Dam Water Quality, Court Rules

The D.C. Circuit on Friday sided with a Native American tribe when it found that corporations cannot “scheme” with state governments to indefinitely delay water quality reviews that could lead to stricter environmental protection conditions for dams and hydropower projects.

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