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California Sportfishing Prot. Alliance v. State Water Res. Control Bd., A117494

In an action against the State Water Resources Board and Regional Water Quality Control Board alleging their approval of an amendment to an existing Water Quality Control Plan violated environmental laws, denial of plaintiffs' petition for writ of mandate is affirmed where: 1) the benefits of the modified plan were supported by evidence in the administrative record; 2) plaintiffs failed to establish that the supporting evidence lacked credibility so as to render the Boards' decisions arbitrary; and 3) the Boards did not did not violate administrative regulations governing the environmental review of a basin plan by a certified regulatory program.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 03/21/2008
  • Published 03/21/2008


  • SWAGER, J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Earthjustice, Gregory C. Loarie, Esq., Deborah S. Reames, Esq., for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, James Humes, Esq., Chief Assistant Attorney General, Tom Greene, Esq., Chief Assistant Attorney General, Mary E. Hackenbracht, Esq., Senior Assistant Attorney General, John Davidson, Esq., Supervising Deputy Attorney General, William Jenkins, Esq., Deputy Attorney General, for Defendants and Respondents.
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