Paul Weiland Featured for Analysis on BiOps Order from U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
A blog post by Paul Weiland and Samantha Murray was recently highlighted by the Water Education Foundation's Aquafornia, a collection of top water news from around California and the West compiled each weekday. The article originally appeared on Nossaman’s Endangered Species Law & Policy blog.
The piece examines the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California’s recent order on competing motions in the coordinated cases challenging the 2019 biological opinions (BiOps) that govern operation of California’s State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project (Projects). The hefty order, which spanned over a hundred and twenty pages, attempted to distill the thousands of pages of briefing the parties submitted on the matter. Admittedly, stakes were high: these two Projects supply water to more than 25 million Californians and to farmers across the Central Valley.