Friday, March 14, 2014

San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority v. Jewell

<> San Luis and Delta-Mendota Water Authority v. Jewell - 3/13/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, Case No. 11-15871 and consolidated cases. The panel reversed in part and affirmed in part the district court's judgment invalidating a 2008 biological opinion by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that concluded that the Central Valley and State Water Projects jeopardized the continued existence of the delta smelt and its habitat.

  • NRDC: Court Upholds Key Protections for California Bay-Delta Health - The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled to uphold a federal plan of protection for California's vital Delta ecosystem. The court sided with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Earthjustice, The Bay Institute and the federal government in its determination that protections for the threatened delta smelt – a bellwether species that. . .