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CA GOP Delegation Supports Court Ruling to Stop Detrimental Delay to Implementing the Federal Biological Opinions

Jun 25, 2020
Press Release


Today, Representatives Kevin McCarthy, Ken Calvert (CA-42), Paul Cook (CA-08), Mike Garcia (CA-25), Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Tom McClintock (CA-04), and Devin Nunes (CA-22) issued the following statement after the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California ruled on a preliminary injunction to stop the implementation of new federal biological opinions related to operations of the Federal Central Valley Project and the California State Water Project:

“We are encouraged by the Court’s ruling on the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations’ baseless preliminary injunction motion, and are pleased the Court noted this injunction might have actually harmed certain protected fish. As this case now shifts to the merits, we believe the new federal biological opinions will not only withstand the Court’s scrutiny, but will also prove to be the best way to protect threatened and endangered species while improving water supplies for California’s families, farms, and communities.”