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July 31, 2014

Delta smelt developments

As we reported last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the petitions for rehearing en banc filed by several groups of water-user parties.  Some of those groups this week moved to stay the Ninth Circuit’s mandate, alerting the court to their intention to file a petition for certiorari with the United States Supreme ...

March 27, 2014

More on the smelt and the drought

Earlier this week I appeared on The Blaze Network to discuss the impacts of environmental regulations on California’s San Joaquin Valley in this year of extreme drought.  You can view some of my comments here. ...

May 26, 2010

More water for humans?

Author: Brandon Middleton It looks that way due to a federal court ruling yesterday. But as the decision concerns only the federal government's salmonid biological opinion, it's not yet clear what the precise result will be–the government's delta smelt biological opinion, which has been overshadowed by the salmon biop in recent mo ...

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