Washington Supreme Court Says State Water Law Amendments Are Constitutional
Mealey's (June 17, 2015, 1:09 PM EDT) -- OLYMPIA, Wash. — On a 6-3 vote, the Washington Supreme Court on Feb. 12 reaffirmed that the 2003 amendments to the state’s water laws are constitutional and that state water authorities acted properly when they approved amendments to the water rights permits held by Washington State University (WSU) (Scott Cornelius, et al. v. Washington Department of Ecology, et al., No. 88317-3, Wash. Sup.; 2015 Wash. LEXIS 176).
(Opinion available. Document #95-150312-001Z.)
Scott Cornelius and WSU both draw water from the Grande Ronde Aquifer underlying the Palouse...