Water Rights and Rural Development in Washington: the Effect of the Recent Hirst Decision on Counties

By Oliva Cares* The recent Washington Supreme Court decision, Whatcom County v. W. Washington Growth Mgmt. Hr’gs Bd.[1](Hirst), appears to carry with it hefty implications for the future of water rights disputes in Washington State and for the obligations counties have under the Growth Management Act. This blog will provide a background on the decision, […]

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