Earlier this year, several lawsuits were filed against the Trump Administration’s biological opinions (BiOps) governing operations of the Delta pumps, including one by the state of California and another by a coalition of six environmental organizations. 

Both sets of plaintiffs filed motions for preliminary injunction, which would effectively revert Delta pump operations back to the more restrictive Obama-era BiOps.

Gail Delihant

Last Friday, a coalition of more than 75 California agricultural organizations pressed on Governor Gavin Newsom to recognize the significance of the food supply in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to consider the importance of a reliable water supply in growing the food that our communities require.

“Making sure farmers have the water to grow next year’s food supply is as important as making sure grocery store shelves are stocked today,” the group noted in the letter.

Cory Lunde

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers published in the Federal Register a final rule to replace the Obama administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.

The rule, which defines the scope of waters federally regulated under the Clean Water Act, is effective June 22, and has been named the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR).

Cory Lunde

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