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Cities, Water Districts Lose Appeal Of Threatened Fish’s Habitat Designation

Mealey's (July 15, 2015, 1:55 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 25 rejected an appeal by several municipalities and water districts challenging a final rule about the habitat of a threatened fish species in the Santa Ana River (Bear Valley Mutual Water Company, et al. v. Sally Jewell, et al., No. 12-57297, 9th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 10755).

(Opinion available. Document #95-150716-001Z.)

In 2000, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) designed the Santa Ana sucker as threatened under terms of the Endangered Species...
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