A federal judge had earlier throttled federal scientists’ actions as being in “bad faith and their testimony as “false,” “outrageous,” “incredible,” “unworthy of belief” and more.
E&E News PM reports,
Environmental groups are asking a federal court to keep intact a U.S. government plan to protect chinook and steelhead salmon in California waters.
The appeal, filed yesterday in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, is aimed at a decision last year by U.S. District Court Judge Oliver Wanger in Fresno.
Wanger had thrown out parts of the National Marine Fisheries Service’s analysis of the effects of San Joaquin-Sacramento Bay Delta water pumping on endangered and threatened fish, saying the agency did not have the scientific backing to declare a strong relationship between some water exports and dead salmon…