California Appeals Court Overturns Water Extraction Fee For A 3rd Time

(December 10, 2015, 3:04 PM EST) -- SANTA CLARA, Calif. — After granting a second rehearing, a California appeals court on Dec. 8 issued a third opinion in a groundwater extraction case and for a third time reached the same conclusion and upheld a groundwater extraction fee charged by a water district to a water retailer (Great Oaks Water Company v. Santa Clara Valley Water District, No. H035260, Calif. App., 6th Dist.; 2015 Cal. App. LEXIS 1096).

(Opinion available. Document #95-151210-012Z.)

Water retailer Great Oaks Water Co. challenged a groundwater extraction fee imposed...
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