Calif. Court Upholds Irrigation District's Water Use Plan

Law360, New York (April 27, 2012, 4:28 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Thursday ruled a group of agricultural water users can't force the Imperial Irrigation District to stop using a water distribution plan until it completes an environmental impact report, saying the district wasn't required to perform one.

A three-judge panel for the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, said it disagreed with the plaintiffs' assertion that the district's 2008 plan would strengthen the preference for industrial users in times of shortage, thereby triggering the requirement for an environmental impact report under...
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