9th Circ. Rejects Trout Groups' FERC Challenge

Law360, New York (July 21, 2009, 6:06 PM EDT) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission did not err when it denied two trout advocates' bids for late intervention in a proceeding to change water flow at a California dam to protect an imperiled toad at the expense of the rainbow trout, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday denied petitions by California Trout and Friends of the River to review a FERC decision rejecting their motions for past-deadline intervention in a licensing proceeding.

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