Environmental Law & Policy Alerts – September 20, 2021 – Update from Somach, Simmons & Dunn

September 20, 2021

Federal District Court Denies Environmental Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction Regarding Sacramento River Valley Groundwater Program

On September 14, 2021, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California denied preliminary injunctive relief requested by three environmental advocacy groups (Plaintiffs) seeking to bar the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation from providing funding for a voluntary groundwater extraction program (Program) seeking to incentivize the use of groundwater supplies in lieu of surface water diversions from the Sacramento River.  The denial follows a court hearing held on September 9, 2021…. Read More
Written by Andrew M. Hitchings and Conor O’Brien