Pacific Legal Foundation is Fighting for Water

Pacific Legal Foundation is Fighting for Water

January 23, 2010

Folks: Go to www.pacificlegal.org to see what the Pacific Legal Foundation is doing about the devastating water cutbacks for California farmers. 


The PFL had filed a lawsuit against the Federal Government declaring that protecting the Delta Smelt is unconstitutional. Following an adverse judgement by Federal Judge Oliver Wanger in Fresno, PLF is filing an appeal with the the Ninth Circuit Court.


PLF has strong evidence that Protecting the Smelt is Unconstitutional. 

 

                                                    
The image above is a Westlands Water District irrigation turnout in Western Fresno County, standing unbelievably dry for the second year in a row. This image was taken during the 2009 summer season, with thousands of acres of prime farm land laying dry and idle---nearing a potential new Dust Bowl. Additionally, growers are losing their livelihoods, and farm workers are unemployed---as many as 45 percent in some West Side communities. This is all due to a flawed biological opinion regarding the three-inch Delta Smelt.


Also, they are trying to convince the National Academy of Sciences to look at all stressors in the Delta, while reviewing the U.S. Fish and Game biological opinion, which is the linchpin causing the federal pumps to stay off during critical delivery times for growers in the spring and summer.  


Again: go to www.pacificlegal.org to see what the Pacific Legal Foundation is doing and view important Press Conference information.