Aqualliance group celebrates Judges order regarding water transfer suit

Group claimis it sets a precedent for other water litigation seeking to protect northern california water resources.

Posted: Feb 16, 2018 7:27 PM

A group that works to protect North State water is claiming at least a partial victory in a lawsuit challenging California water transfers.
A federal judge in Fresno issued an order this week supporting claims by Aqualliance that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority used an inadequate environmental report in approving a ten year water transfer program, that moves water from the North to the South.
Co-plaintiffs in the suit, filed in n2015, are the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, the Central Delta Water Agency, Local Agencies of the North Delta, and south Delta Water Agency.
The judge ruled in favor of claims that more information is needed about the impacts on groundwater, land subsidence, biological impacts from reduced Delta outflow and climate change.
These are also issues raised in a lawsuit Aqualliance is involved in that challenges Governor Jerry Brown's "Twin Tunnels" project.
You can read the entire court order for yourself on the Aqualliance website at www.aqualliance.net.

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