Calif. Water Districts Lose Suit Over Expanded Fish Habitat

Law360, New York (October 22, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT) -- A federal judge last week shot down a lawsuit filed by a dozen California municipal water districts alleging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ignored key scientific data when it doubled the size of the habitat of the Santa Ana sucker, a threatened fish unique to Southern California rivers.

U.S. District Judge James V. Selna, in a motion granting FWS’ motion for summary judgment, rejected the water districts' arguments that FWS had violated the federal Endangered Species Act, Administrative Procedures Act and National Environmental Policy Act...
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