Environmental Law & Policy Alerts – Update from Somach Simmons & Dunn

October 21, 2020

President Trump Signs Executive Order to Establish Water Subcabinet

Efficiency in federal water issues is a goal sought by many different users across all political and user spectrums.  On October 13, 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order creating a Water Subcabinet to promote coordination across federal agencies on water-related issues, and to increase engagement with state, local, tribal, and territorial governments on water supply issues.  The Order has implications for Western water projects with federal components, and includes projects in California, Colorado, and Oregon, as well as in other Western states, especially as such projects relate to storage and drought resiliency. … Read More

Written by Leila C. Behnampour