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Diane G. Kindermann Henderson is a shareholder in Abbott & Kindermann, Inc. Ms. Kindermann represents numerous private and public agency clients, development, agricultural, industrial, mining and other landowner interests in matters concerning environmental, land use, planning and zoning laws, CEQA, Federal and State Endangered Species Acts, wetlands, water rights and water quality, mineral rights, timber and forestry resources, NEPA and hazardous waste matters, including CERCLA.

Ms. Kindermann is an Executive Committee Chairperson on the Sacramento Regional Transit Authority, Friends of Light Rail Board. She is also on the Council of Counsel and Environment Committee for the Construction Materials Association of California. Ms. Kindermann is a member of the American Planning Association and has also served on the Legal Affairs Committee, and the Wetlands/ Endangered Species Task Force for the Association of California Water Agencies.

Practice Areas:

  • Land use and planning law
  • Real estate law
  • Environmental law
  • Municipal law
  • Hazardous waste
  • Mining
  • Endangered species
  • Wetlands protection

Education:

  • J.D., University of Northern California, 1988
  • Certificate, Sorbonne Law School, Paris, France, 1985
  • B.A., University of San Diego, 1977

By Diane Kindermann and Jessica Melms

Stanford Vina Ranch Irrigation Co. v. State of California (2020) 50 Cal.App.5th 976

On June 18, 2020, the Third Appellate District upheld the State Water Resources Control Board’s (“SWRCB”) authority to curtail unreasonable use of pre-1914 appropriative and riparian water rights through emergency regulations. Historically, post-1914 appropriative rights were

By William W. Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Glen Hansen, and Daniel S. Cucchi

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s July Environmental Action News – Part 2. This summary provides brief updates on recent environmental cases, legislation, and administrative actions in 2020.

PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

To read the July 2020 Environmental Action News- Part 1 post,

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s July Real Estate Law Action News. This summary provides brief updates on recent environmental cases, legislation, and administrative actions in 2020. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.

  1. PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

To read the June 2020 Environmental

By William Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Glen Hansen, and Daniel Cucchi

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s July Environmental Action News – Part 1. This summary provides brief updates on recent environmental cases, legislation, and administrative actions in 2020.

1. PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

To read the June 2020 Environmental Action News post, click here: https://blog.aklandlaw.com/2020/06/articles/ak-news/land-use-law-blog-june-environmental-action-news/

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By William W. Abbott, Diane Kindermann, Glen Hansen, and Daniel S. Cucchi

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann’s 2020 2nd Quarter cumulative CEQA update. This summary provides links to more in-depth case write-ups on the firm’s blog. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s June Environmental Action News. This summary provides brief updates on recent environmental cases, legislation, and administrative actions in 2020.

  1. PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

To read the May 2020 Environmental Action News post, click here: https://blog.aklandlaw.com/2020/05/articles/land-use-law-blog-may-environmental-action-news/

  1. CASES PENDING AT THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT

There is one case pending at the

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s June Real Estate Law Action News. This summary provides brief updates on recent environmental cases, legislation, and administrative actions in 2020. The case names of the newest decisions start with Section 3 and are denoted by bold italic fonts.

  1. PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

 To read the May 2020 Environmental

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s May Environmental Action News. This summary provides brief updates on recent environmental cases, legislation, and administrative actions beginning in January 2020.

1. PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

To read the April 2020 Environmental Action News post, click here: https://blog.aklandlaw.com/2020/04/articles/ak-news/land-use-law-blog-april-environmental-action-news/ .

2. CASES PENDING AT THE CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT

There is one

The Supreme Court further expanded the scope of permitting requirements for point source pollution under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) in a case involving discharge liability to the County of Maui, Hawaii. The County operated four water treatment wells at the Lahaina Wastewater Reclamation Facility and used the wells as groundwater injection locations for treated

Welcome to Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.’s Inaugural Real Estate Law Action News. This summary provides a follow-up to the Abbott & Kindermann Land Use Conference and Outline provided in January 2020 with new case summaries from 2020.

  1. PREVIOUS MONTH’S UPDATE

Abbott & Kindermann, Inc., will begin providing a monthly review for real estate law