Skip to comments.SoCal: Judge rules in favor of providing extra water habitat for Santa Ana sucker
Posted on 10/23/2012 9:30:40 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
A federal judge Monday upheld the federal Fish and Wildlife Service's controversial decision to set aside stretches of the Santa Ana River and other Southern California waterways as critical habitat for the Santa Ana sucker fish.
A coalition of twelve Inland Empire water agencies have, for more than two years, opposed the habitat designation on the grounds that the move could jeopardize residents' access to drinking water.
In an October 2011 congressional hearing in Highland, opponents of the habitat designation said Fish and Wildlife's move could cost residents 125,800 acre feet of water per year and require ratepayers to spend more than $3 billion annually to import water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
"We are not happy with this ruling," said Douglas Headrick, general manager of San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District.
The science being studied should be completed within a year, hopefully showing the courts that the decision to put water supply to the side is unnecessary said Headrick.
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Remember , this is California, home of the GReen and intolerant. Those who know the answer 'smelt' this one coming.
When will someone file a lawsuit in support of all the endangered HUMANS ????
Just askin. . .
Selna, James V.
Born 1945 in San Jose, CA
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Nominated by George W. Bush on January 29, 2003, to a seat vacated by J. Spencer Letts. Confirmed by the Senate on March 27, 2003, and received commission on March 27, 2003.
Stanford University, A.B., 1967
Stanford Law School, J.D., 1970
Captain, U.S. Army Reserve, 1967-1978
Private practice, California, 1970-1998
Judge, Superior Court, Orange County, California, 1998-2003
Glad my place there has a well.
The Indian groups out in the IE are trying to set up casinos all over the place, wonder if they will challenge this.
Suckers are rare?
I thought there was one born every minute.
Save the Los Angeles Sucker and the San Francisco Sucker!
San Francisco has more swallows.
JR you owe me a new monitor!!! LOL
The Santa Ana River is DRY most of the time.
Where are all those suckers when the river is dry — which is most of the time???
I like ‘em smoked, myself. maybe they all commute .. uhh migrate between the Gulf of Mexico and Santa Ana in clandestine tankers.
Sandra Fluke is from San Bernardino??