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Advocates Sue to Block California Water Project

June 29, 2017, 11:51 PM

Federal scientists should redo biological studies for a proposed California water infrastructure project, fishing and environmental groups said June 29.

The groups filed lawsuits in the the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, accusing NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of failing to consider the long-term effects of the California WaterFix project (The Bay Institute v. Zinke, N.D. Cal., No. 3:17-cv-3739, 6/29/17; Golden Gate Salmon Ass’n v. Ross, N.D. Cal., No. 3:17-cv-3742, 6/29/17).

Plaintiffs in the case against the fisheries service include Golden Gate Salmon Association, ...