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Ninth Circuit Upholds Federal Government’s Sovereign Immunity in Suit Challenging Reduction of Central Valley Project Water
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Orff, et al., v. United States, et al
In a significant loss for the Westlands Water District’s agricultural water users, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the federal government is immune from liability for damages resulting from reducing Westlands’ Central Valley Project (CVP) water allocation to protect threatened fish.
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Orff, et al. v. United States