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  • Paul Jenkin
    U.S. challenging Casitas court win Saturday, December 13, 2008 The battle over who should pay to protect endangered steelhead trout in the Ventura River
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      U.S. challenging Casitas' court win

      Saturday, December 13, 2008

      The battle over who should pay to protect endangered steelhead trout
      in the Ventura River continued this week when the federal government
      asked a judge to rehear an argument it previously lost.

      The Casitas Municipal Water District won the last court decision when
      a three-judge panel ruled the federal government had to reimburse the
      district for essentially forcing it to send water down a fish ladder
      to protect the steelhead. Many saw the small water district's victory
      as potentially precedent-setting in the battle over water in the
      parched West.

      But on Wednesday, the federal government asked for a rehearing on that
      decision before the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit in
      Washington, and for a full 12-judge panel to consider it.

      The U.S. Attorney's Office claims the previous decision runs counter
      to rulings by both the Court of Appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court.

      for more see http://venturaecosystem.blogspot.com/2008/10/casitas-lawsuit-threatens-steelhead.html

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      Paul Jenkin
      Surfrider Foundation - Ventura Campaign Coordinator
      805-648-4005 pjenkin@...

      http://venturaecosystem.blogspot.com/
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