News, Publications & Events 2007
These news stories are updated regularly by Tupper Mack Wells. For the most recent stories, scroll down. To view the archives, see the column on the right.
On October 9, 2007, the Yakima County Superior Court upheld a ruling by the Washington Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) that an intended transfer of an industrial water right to the City of Union Gap did not occur soon enough to avoid relinquishment. In an article in the… Continue reading
The Washington Department of Ecology adopted an updated water management rule for the Walla Walla Basin, an area where increased population and economic growth have placed pressure on already‐limited water resources. The Walla Walla Basin, renowned for its vineyards and wineries, straddles the Washington‐Oregon border. In an article… Continue reading
Tupper Mack Wells attorney Sarah Mack examines the State of Washington’s response to climate change in the June issue of Western Water Law & Policy Reporter. In February 2007, Governor Christine Gregoire issued Executive Order 07‐02, launching a “Washington Climate Change Challenge” initiative to achieve ambitious goals of… Continue reading
The Washington Pollution Control Hearings Board has upheld the Department of Ecology’s authority to issue water rights relying upon mitigation through streamflow augmentation. Tupper Mack Wells attorney Sarah Mack describes this case in an article in the April issue of the Western Water Law & Policy Reporter. Although… Continue reading
In an article published in Western Water Law & Policy Reporter, Tupper Mack Wells attorney Sarah Mack addresses a February 6, 2007 opinion by Division II of the Washington State Court of Appeals upholding a preliminary permit issued by the Department of Ecology for aquifer testing. The… Continue reading