California Supreme Court Won’t Review, Stay Land Purchase For Tunnel Project

(July 20, 2016, 11:41 AM EDT) -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Supreme Court on July 14 cleared the way for the purchase of five islands for a proposed water tunnel project when it declined to review or stay an appeals court decision challenging the sale (County of San Joaquin, et al. v. Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, No. S235793, Calif. Sup.).

The Counties of San Joaquin and Contra Costs, the Central Delta Water Agency and Food & Water Watch filed their petition with the state high court on July 11. They...
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