San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority et al v. Salazar et al

Filing 555

ORDER denying 511 Motion for TRO, signed by Judge Oliver W. Wanger on 2/5/10.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 1 UNITED STATES DISTRI C T CO U R T FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF C A L I F O R N I A DELTA SM E L T CONSOLID A T E D CASES SAN LUIS & DELTA-MENDOTA WATER AU T H O R I T Y , et al. v. SALAZAR, et al. STATE WA T E R CONTRACT O R S v. SALAZAR, et al. COALITIO N FOR A SUST A I N A B L E DELTA, e t al. v. UNITED STATES F I S H AND WILD L I F E SERVICE, et al. METROPOL I T A N WATER D I S T R I C T v. UNITE D STATES FIS H AND WILDLIFE SERVICE, et al. STEWART & JASP E R ORCHARDS et al. v. U N I T E D STATES FISH AND WILD L I F E SERVICE . 1:09-CV- 4 0 7 OWW DLB ORDER DENYING WITHOU T PREJUDICE APPL I C A T I O N FOR TEMPORARY REST R A I N I N G ORDER (511) Plaintif f s ' applicat i o n for a temporary restraini n g order ca m e on for he a r i n g , on shortened notice, o n February 2, 2010. D o c . 511, filed Jan. 27, 2010. The parties were represe n t e d by counsel, as noted in the record. For reas o n s stated i n open court, which are incorporated by this reference, and because t h e United Stat e s is not implemen t i n g any Rea s o n a b l e and Prudent Alternati v e 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 pursuant to the Delt a Smelt Biological Opinion, b a s e d on the non- p r e s e n c e of Delta Smelt in th e vicinity of the pumps, f i s h collecti o n facilities, or other areas of concern, there is no present irreparable injury o r imminent threat of i n j u r y as there is no indicati o n that any Reas o n a b l e and P r u d e n t Alternative will affect a reductio n in pumping of water for storage and lat e r delivery to State an d Federal Contractors. For thes e reasons, t h e r e is no showing of imminen t injury o r irreparabl e harm, and an absence of any present need for a temporary restraining order. All Plaintiff s affected by the Delt a Smelt Biological Opinion is s u e d by the Unit e d States Fi s h and Wildlife Service may, at such time tha t actual har m or an imminent threat of an actual harm ari s e s , seek ap p r o p r i a t e relief. The moti o n s for temp o r a r y restraining order, brought by all P l a i n t i f f s in the Delta Smelt Cases, is DEN I E D WITHOUT PREJUDICE. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: February 5, 2 0 1 0 . /s/ Oliver W . Wang e r Oliver W. Wang e r United States Distri c t Judge 2

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