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California Court of Appeal

Kern County Water Agency v. Watershed Enforcers, A117715

In a nonprofit organization's petition for writ of mandate to compel the California Department of Water Resources to stop taking endangered or threatened species of fish without permit authority under the California Endangered Species Act, judgment of the trial court granting a peremptory writ of mandate is affirmed as a state agency is a "person" within the meaning of section 2080, which prohibits any person from taking an endangered or threatened species without appropriate permit authority from the California Department of Fish and Game.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/17/2010
  • Published 06/17/2010



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard, Daniel J. O'Hanlon, Hanspeter Walter and Rebecca R. Akroyd for Intervenor and Appellant Kern County Water Agency., Diepenbrock Harrison, Andrea A. Matarazzo, Jon D. Rubin and Bradley B. Johnson for Intervenors and Appellants San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority et al.

  • For Appellees:
  • Lozeau Drury, Michael R. Lozeau, Law Offices of Andrew L. Packard and Andrew L. Packard for Respondent.
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