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A Team of BB&K Attorneys, Working pro Bono, Garnered Headlines This Week for Case of First Impression
Best Best & Krieger LLP filed a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of two cities and 10 water agencies, asking the high court to sort out the intersection of the nation’s endangered species and environmental policy laws. The long-running case stems from the designation of the so-called “critical habitat” for the threatened Santa Ana sucker fish. The following are links to news coverage and releases of the filing, which is being handled pro bono.
Riverside Press-Enterprise: “Environment: Santa Ana Sucker Case Appealed to Supreme Court”
The San Bernardino Sun: “Water Agencies Cite Concerns Over Sucker Fish Habitat Expansion”
Association of California Water Agencies: “Southern California Water Agencies File Appeal with U.S. Supreme Court Over Critical Habitat Designation for Santa Ana Sucker”
San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District Press Release: “California Water Agencies petition Supreme Court to Require USFWS to Compy with Law”
Valley News (by City News Service): “Riverside: Sucker Suit – Water Fight Against Feds Goes to Supreme Court”
Courthouse News Service: “Water Suppliers Take Habitat Fight to SCOTUS”
E&E Publishing, "Endangered Species: Calif. Suit Over Fish Habitat Baits Hook for Supreme Court"
BB&K Press Release: “BB&K to File Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court in Threatened Santa Ana Sucker Case”