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In re Bay-Delta Programmatic, C044267

Plaintiffs successfully challenge the environmental impact report, under a program to improve water quality in the San Francisco Bay, on the ground that the report fails to include an adequate discussion of the impact of diverting water to meet the program's goals.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/07/2005
  • Published 10/07/2005

Judges

  • HULL, J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Brenda J. Southwick, Sacramento, and Rebecca Dell Sheehan for Plaintiffs and Appellants Laub, Jacobsen, Sheely and California Farm Bureau Federation., Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Alan Neal Bick, Irvine;  Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Christopher H. Buckley, Jr., Washington, DC, as pro hac vice, for Plaintiff and Appellant California Farm Bureau Federation., Nomellini, Grilli & McDaniel, Dante John Nomellini, Sr., Daniel A. McDaniel, Stockton, Dante John Nomellini, Jr.;  Thomas M. Zuckerman and John Herrick, Stockton, for Plaintiffs and Appellants Central Delta Water Agency, R.C. Farms, Inc., Zuckerman-Mandeville, Inc., Mussi, and South Delta Water Agency., Kerr & Wagstaffe, James M. Wagstaffe and Keith K. Fong, San Francisco, for Plaintiff and Appellant Regional Council of Rural Counties.

  • For Appellees:
  • Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Tom Greene, Chief Assistant Attorney General, J. Matthew Rodriquez, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Daniel L. Siegel, Danae J. Aitchison, Gordon B. Burns, Virginia A. Cahill, and Peter Southworth, Deputy Attorneys General for Defendants and Respondents State of California, Davis, California Resources Agency, Nichols, California Environmental Protection Agency, Hickox, Department of Water Resources, Hannigan, Wright, CALFED Bay-Delta Program, and Department of Fish and Game., Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe, Nicholas W. van Aelstyn, San Francisco, Patricia K. Oliver, and Alissa B. Kolek, Los Angeles, for The Nature Conservancy as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendants and Respondents State of California, Davis, California Resources Agency, Nichols, California Environmental Protection Agency, Hickox, Department of Water Resources, Hannigan, Wright, CALFED Bay-Delta Program, and Department of Fish and Game., Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard, Clifford W. Schulz, and Eric N. Robinson, Sacramento, for Real Parties in Interest and Respondents State Water Contractors, Kern County Water Agency, and Tulare Lake Basin Water Storage District., Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and Kevin T. Haroff, San Francisco;  Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Kevin T. Haroff, and Olive Lee Thaler, San Francisco, for Real Party in Interest and Respondent Santa Clara Valley Water District., Jeffrey Kightlinger, Los Angeles, Linus S. Masouredis, Oakland, and Adam C. Kear for Real Party in Interest and Respondent The Metropolital Water District of Southern California., Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard, Daniel J. O'Hanlon, and Jon D. Rubin, Sacramento, for Real Party in Interest and Respondent Westlands Water District., Somach, Simmons & Dunn, Stuart L. Somach, Andrew M. Hitchings, and Nicholas A. Jacobs, Sacramento, for Real Party in Interest and Respondent Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District., O'Laughlin & Paris and Tim O'Laughlin, Chico, for Interveners and Respondents.
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