Calif. High Court Rebuffs Appeal In Water Storage Plan Row

Law360, New York (May 14, 2012, 10:40 PM EDT) -- California's highest court has rejected jurisdictional appeals from Tesoro Oil Co. and three cities in a dispute about a state-mediated plan to tap into some 450,000 acre-feet of groundwater storage capacity, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California said Monday.

In a ruling issued Wednesday, the California Supreme Court declined to review state appeals court decisions from September and January, which had found that a trial court had jurisdiction over groundwater storage and its allocation and governance, and that it could authorize the transfer of water...
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