Feds Ask For Dismissal Of Challenge To Fish-Saving Efforts

By Adam Lidgett (June 12, 2017, 5:44 PM EDT) -- The federal government asked a California federal judge on Friday to toss the remaining claims brought against it by a pair of California water districts over a decision to release extra water into a river to help preserve fish for Native Americans, saying the districts lack standing.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and its parent agency, the Department of the Interior, said claims from the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority and the Westlands Water District that the federal government violated the Endangered Species Act and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act of 1976 should be dismissed. The districts sued...

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