Court documents: Yet another lawsuit against the Delta Plan (updated)

gavel_scale_of_justice_400_clr_2880There are so many of them, it’s easy to lose track!  The latest lawsuit, filed last Friday in Sacramento County Superior Court by the North Coast Rivers Alliance, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, San Francisco Crab Boat Owners Associations and Winnemem Wintu (McCloud River) Tribe, alleges the recently-adopted Delta Plan and PEIR violate CEQ by failing to examine the impacts of increased water exports and to consider feasible alternatives to them,  the plan violates the Delta Reform Act by not properly addressing the co-equal goals of ecosystem restoration and water supply, and the plan fails to protect the public trust.

Click here to read the court documents.

OK, so in terms of lawsuits against the Delta Plan, here’s what I have so far:

  1. San Luis and Delta Mendota Water Authority and Westlands (agriculture)
  2. C-WIN, AquaAlliance, Friends of the River, et al  (environmental)
  3. State Water Contractors (water contractors)
  4. North Coast Rivers Alliance, Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations, et al (fishery groups)

And I heard a rumor that Metropolitan voted to file a lawsuit as well, so stay tuned folks.  More to come ….

UPDATE:  The San Francisco Appeal says 6 lawsuits have been filed; the Sacramento Bee counts 7 …but neither give any more details. Here, the French Tribune says dozens of lawsuits!  Egads, guess I’m going to need a bigger scorecard ….

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