TITLE

River Redux

AUTHOR(S)
Jenkins, Matt
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
High Country News;12/11/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 23, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Natural Resources Defense Council against the federal government, accusing that renewing the contracts without reallocating some water back to the river would violate the federal Endangered Species and National Environmental Policy acts. This case was began in 1988, when the Friant Water Users Authority's 40-year contracts came up for renewal. In 1999, after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's ruling that the federal government had violated the Endangered Species Act when it allowed settlement negotiations to Friant water users.
ACCESSION #
23436419

 

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