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Washington Supreme Court: Growth Act Requires Adequate Water Supply

Mealey's (October 11, 2016, 9:26 AM EDT) -- OLYMPIA, Wash. — In a 6-3 Oct. 6 ruling, the Washington Supreme Court said the state’s Growth Management Act (GMA) requires counties to ensure there is an adequate water supply before granting a building permit or subdivision application (Whatcom County v. Eric Hirst, et al., No. 91475-3, Wash. Sup.; 2016 Wash. LEXIS 1133).

(Majority and dissenting opinions available.  Document #95-161013-020Z.)

Eric Hirst, Laura Leigh Brakke, Wendy Davis, David Stalheim and the growth-control nonprofit Futurewise petitioned the Western Washington Growth Management Hearing Board to review Whatcom County...
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