Delta smelt cert petition briefing complete

Shortly before the holiday break, we filed our reply brief on our petition to the United States Supreme Court requesting that it review the Ninth Circuit’s decision upholding the delta-smelt-inspired … ›

New smelt oped

Last week, the San Diego U-T published my oped on the smelt water cutbacks.  One of the commenters on the newspaper’s website contends that, this past water year, the Endangered … ›

Amicus support for PLF's Delta smelt cert petition

PLF’s cert petition in Stewart & Jasper Orchards v. Jewell, which seeks review of the Ninth Circuit’s decision upholding the Delta-smelt-inspired water cutbacks to Southern California and the San Joaquin … ›

More water for salmon, less for farmers

Last week, Judge Lawrence O’Neill of the Eastern District of California okayed the Bureau of Reclamation’s plan to release up to 20,000 acre-feet of water into the Trinity and Klamath … ›

Setting the killer whale record straight, part II

Earlier this week, Miyoko Sakashita of the Center for Biological Diversity, writing on the Huffington Post, criticized Pacific Legal Foundation’s effort to delist the Southern Resident population of killer whale from the Endangered … ›

A whale of a win

Today, the National Marine Fisheries Service announced that it is beginning a one-year review to determine whether to delist the Southern Resident population of killer whale from the Endangered Species … ›

A "bear" of a decision for water users

Last month, Judge Selna of the Central District of California rejected, in Bear Valley Mutual Water Co. v. Salazar, a challenge to the critical habitat designation of the Santa Ana … ›

Breaking: Delta smelt appeals dismissed

Just minutes ago, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a terse decision dismissing the  environmentalists’ appeals from Judge Oliver Wanger’s injunction limiting enforcement of the Delta smelt biological opinion’s … ›

Zingers from Judge Wanger

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Last week, Judge Oliver Wanger of the Eastern District of Sacramento overturned the Delta Smelt biological opinion imposing severe water cutbacks on Central Valley farms and … ›

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Delta smelt cert petition briefing complete

Shortly before the holiday break, we filed our reply brief on our petition to the United States Supreme Court requesting that it review the Ninth Circuit’s decision upholding the delta-smelt-inspired … ›

New smelt oped

Last week, the San Diego U-T published my oped on the smelt water cutbacks.  One of the commenters on the newspaper’s website contends that, this past water year, the Endangered … ›

Amicus support for PLF's Delta smelt cert petition

PLF’s cert petition in Stewart & Jasper Orchards v. Jewell, which seeks review of the Ninth Circuit’s decision upholding the Delta-smelt-inspired water cutbacks to Southern California and the San Joaquin … ›

More water for salmon, less for farmers

Last week, Judge Lawrence O’Neill of the Eastern District of California okayed the Bureau of Reclamation’s plan to release up to 20,000 acre-feet of water into the Trinity and Klamath … ›

Setting the killer whale record straight, part II

Earlier this week, Miyoko Sakashita of the Center for Biological Diversity, writing on the Huffington Post, criticized Pacific Legal Foundation’s effort to delist the Southern Resident population of killer whale from the Endangered … ›

A whale of a win

Today, the National Marine Fisheries Service announced that it is beginning a one-year review to determine whether to delist the Southern Resident population of killer whale from the Endangered Species … ›

A "bear" of a decision for water users

Last month, Judge Selna of the Central District of California rejected, in Bear Valley Mutual Water Co. v. Salazar, a challenge to the critical habitat designation of the Santa Ana … ›

Breaking: Delta smelt appeals dismissed

Just minutes ago, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a terse decision dismissing the  environmentalists’ appeals from Judge Oliver Wanger’s injunction limiting enforcement of the Delta smelt biological opinion’s … ›

Zingers from Judge Wanger

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Last week, Judge Oliver Wanger of the Eastern District of Sacramento overturned the Delta Smelt biological opinion imposing severe water cutbacks on Central Valley farms and … ›

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Delta smelt cert petition briefing complete

Shortly before the holiday break, we filed our reply brief on our petition to the United States Supreme Court requesting that it review the Ninth Circuit’s decision upholding the delta-smelt-inspired … ›

New smelt oped

Last week, the San Diego U-T published my oped on the smelt water cutbacks.  One of the commenters on the newspaper’s website contends that, this past water year, the Endangered … ›

Amicus support for PLF's Delta smelt cert petition

PLF’s cert petition in Stewart & Jasper Orchards v. Jewell, which seeks review of the Ninth Circuit’s decision upholding the Delta-smelt-inspired water cutbacks to Southern California and the San Joaquin … ›

More water for salmon, less for farmers

Last week, Judge Lawrence O’Neill of the Eastern District of California okayed the Bureau of Reclamation’s plan to release up to 20,000 acre-feet of water into the Trinity and Klamath … ›

Setting the killer whale record straight, part II

Earlier this week, Miyoko Sakashita of the Center for Biological Diversity, writing on the Huffington Post, criticized Pacific Legal Foundation’s effort to delist the Southern Resident population of killer whale from the Endangered … ›

A whale of a win

Today, the National Marine Fisheries Service announced that it is beginning a one-year review to determine whether to delist the Southern Resident population of killer whale from the Endangered Species … ›

A "bear" of a decision for water users

Last month, Judge Selna of the Central District of California rejected, in Bear Valley Mutual Water Co. v. Salazar, a challenge to the critical habitat designation of the Santa Ana … ›

Breaking: Delta smelt appeals dismissed

Just minutes ago, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a terse decision dismissing the  environmentalists’ appeals from Judge Oliver Wanger’s injunction limiting enforcement of the Delta smelt biological opinion’s … ›

Zingers from Judge Wanger

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Last week, Judge Oliver Wanger of the Eastern District of Sacramento overturned the Delta Smelt biological opinion imposing severe water cutbacks on Central Valley farms and … ›

Delta smelt cert petition briefing complete

Shortly before the holiday break, we filed our reply brief on our petition to the United States Supreme Court requesting that it review the Ninth Circuit’s decision upholding the delta-smelt-inspired … ›

New smelt oped

Last week, the San Diego U-T published my oped on the smelt water cutbacks.  One of the commenters on the newspaper’s website contends that, this past water year, the Endangered … ›

Amicus support for PLF's Delta smelt cert petition

PLF’s cert petition in Stewart & Jasper Orchards v. Jewell, which seeks review of the Ninth Circuit’s decision upholding the Delta-smelt-inspired water cutbacks to Southern California and the San Joaquin … ›

More water for salmon, less for farmers

Last week, Judge Lawrence O’Neill of the Eastern District of California okayed the Bureau of Reclamation’s plan to release up to 20,000 acre-feet of water into the Trinity and Klamath … ›

Setting the killer whale record straight, part II

Earlier this week, Miyoko Sakashita of the Center for Biological Diversity, writing on the Huffington Post, criticized Pacific Legal Foundation’s effort to delist the Southern Resident population of killer whale from the Endangered … ›

A whale of a win

Today, the National Marine Fisheries Service announced that it is beginning a one-year review to determine whether to delist the Southern Resident population of killer whale from the Endangered Species … ›

A "bear" of a decision for water users

Last month, Judge Selna of the Central District of California rejected, in Bear Valley Mutual Water Co. v. Salazar, a challenge to the critical habitat designation of the Santa Ana … ›

Breaking: Delta smelt appeals dismissed

Just minutes ago, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a terse decision dismissing the  environmentalists’ appeals from Judge Oliver Wanger’s injunction limiting enforcement of the Delta smelt biological opinion’s … ›

Zingers from Judge Wanger

Author:  Damien M. Schiff Last week, Judge Oliver Wanger of the Eastern District of Sacramento overturned the Delta Smelt biological opinion imposing severe water cutbacks on Central Valley farms and … ›