U.S. High Court Asked To Balance Endangered Species, Human Water Needs
Mealey's (September 24, 2015, 1:53 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ten California water districts and two cities on Sept. 22 asked the U.S. Supreme Court to settle a split among two federal circuit courts about whether Congress intended the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to displace analyses required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when it comes to balancing endangered species over human water needs (Bear Valley Mutual Water Company, et al. v. Sally Jewell, et al., No.15-367, U.S. Sup.).
(Bear Valley petition available. Document #95-151008-005B.)