Environmental Law & Policy Alerts – Update from Somach Simmons & Dunn

April 3, 2019

The Federal Government Challenges the State Water Board’s Amended Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan

On March 28, 2019, the United States Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior (collectively, “Federal Government”) filed lawsuits in both federal and state court challenging the State Water Resources Control Board’s recent amendments to the Water Quality Control Plan for the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary.  The Federal Government’s lawsuits allege that the State Water Board violated the California Environmental Quality Act, and set the stage for another battle between the Federal Government and the State of California over how water resources should be managed in the Bay-Delta…. Read More

Written by Kristian C. Corby