NRDC Asks 9th Circ. To Let Smelt Protection Plan Go Ahead

Law360, New York (April 6, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT) -- The National Resources Defense Council asked the Ninth Circuit on Thursday to lift a block on a federal plan to modify two water projects to protect California's population of delta smelt, saying the district court's block violated the Endangered Species Act.

The NRDC, which is an intervenor in the dispute between six California water authorities and the government, said in a reply brief that the injunction granted in August prohibiting the implementation of so-called Reasonable and Prudent Alternative Component 3, Action 4, or the Fall X2...
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