Water Contractors Oppose Move To Expand Delta Smelt Suit To Add Salmon Protection

(March 9, 2016, 10:50 AM EST) -- FRESNO, Calif. — Sixteen California water contractors, eight water districts and the United States on Feb. 24 opposed a motion by environmental groups to expand their lawsuit concerning the delta smelt to include salmon (Natural Resources Defense Council, et al. v. Sally Jewell, et al., No. 05-1207, E.D. Calif.).

(Contractors’ opposition available. Document #95-160310-033B.)

A coalition of environmental groups, led by the Natural Resources Defense Council, sued the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in the U.S. District Court for...
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