BB&K In the News May 11, 2016

BB&K Team’s CEQA Appellate Victory in Water Transfer Project

High-Profile Case That Impacts Water Customers Throughout Southern California Discussed in News Reports

Best Best & Krieger LLP attorneys Michelle Ouellette, Sarah Owsowitz and Jennifer Lynch, representing Santa Margarita Water District, successfully beat CEQA challenges to a proposed public-private partnership project to pump fresh groundwater. Landowner Cadiz, Inc. and the District want to prevent the waste of the water in a Mojave Desert aquifer, which would evaporate if left, and transfer it to water customers throughout Southern California.

The Fourth District Court of Appeal’s opinion, issued Tuesday, was reported on in the following:


"Sweeping Six-Case Win For Water District Helps Secure Orange County’s Water Supply," by Michelle Ouellette, Orange County Lawyer Magazine

A BB&K Legal Alert can be found here.

Click here to read the court opinion.

If you have questions about this case, please contact Sarah Owsowitz.

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