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

Filing 40

ORDER GRANTING 35 Motion to Intervene, signed by Judge Oliver W. Wanger on 09/02/2009. (Martin, S)

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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 MICHAEL R. SHERWOOD, State Bar No. 63702 ERIN M. TOBIN, State Bar No. 234943 Earthjustice 426 17th Street, 5th Floor Oakland, CA 94612 msherwood@earthjustice.org; etobin@earthjustice.org Tel: 510-550-6725 / Fax: 510-550-6749 Attorneys for Defendant-Intervenors KATHERINE S. POOLE, State Bar No. 195010 DOUG OBEGI, State Bar No. 246127 Natural Resources Defense Council 111 Sutter Street, 20th Floor San Francisco, CA 94104 kpoole@nrdc.org; dobegi@nrdc.org Tel: 415-875-6100 / Fax: 415-875-6161 Attorneys for Defendant-Intervenor NRDC UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA FRESNO DIVISION SAN LUIS & DELTA-MENDOTA WATER AUTHORITY; WESTLANDS WATER DISTRICT, ) Case No.: 1:09-CV-1053-OWW-DLB ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ORDER GRANTING ) MOTION TO INTERVENE vs. ) ) GARY F. LOCKE, as Secretary of the United States ) Department of Commerce, et al., ) ) Defendants. ) ) PACIFIC COAST FEDERATION OF FISHERMEN'S ) ASSOCIATIONS/INSTITUTE FOR FISHERIES ) RESOURCES, et al., ) ) Defendant-Intervenors. ) ) [PROPOSED] ORDER CASE NO. 09-1053-OWW-DLB 1 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 DATED: 9/2/2009 [PROPOSED] ORDER Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations/Institute for Fisheries Resources, The Bay Institute, California Trout, Friends of the River, Natural Resources Defense Council, Northern California Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers, San Francisco Baykeeper, Sacramento River Preservation Trust, and the Winnemem Wintu Tribe ("Proposed Intervenors") have moved to Intervene as defendants in this matter. The motion was heard on August 31, 2009. Based upon the record and for good cause showing, the Court hereby ORDERS that the motion is GRANTED. Proposed Intervenors shall be allowed to intervene for all purposes in this litigation as of right pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 24(a). The Proposed Answer lodged by Proposed Intervenors with their Motion to Intervene shall be filed as the parties' answer. The Proposed Answer does not assert any cross claims or counter claims, nor will Proposed Intervenors be permitted to add cross claims or counter claims against the existing complaint. /s/ OLIVER W. WANGER OLIVER W. WANGER UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE [PROPOSED] ORDER CASE NO. 09-1053-OWW-DLB 2 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 parties. Pursuant to Local Rule 5-137, the form of this Proposed Order has been approved by all DATED: September 2, 2009 /s/ Erin M. Tobin MICHAEL R. SHERWOOD ERIN M. TOBIN Attorneys for Defendant-Intervenors KATHERINE S. POOLE DOUG OBEGI Attorneys for Defendant-Intervenor NRDC DIEPENBROCK HARRISON A Professional Corporation KRONICK, MOSKOVITZ, TIEDEMANN & GIRARD, A Law Corporation /s/ Eileen M. Diepenbrock (w/permission 9-2-09) EILEEN M. DIEPENBROCK DIEPENBROCK HARRISON, A Professional Corporation 400 Capitol Mall, Suite 1800 Sacramento, CA 95814 Ph: 916-492-5000/Fax: 916-446-4535 DANIEL J. O'HANLON KRONIK, MOSKOVITZ, TIEDEMANN & GIRARD 400 Capitol Mall, 27th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814 Tel: 916-321-4500/Fax: 916-321-4555 Attorneys for Plaintiffs SAN LUIS & DELTA-MENDOTA WATER AUTHORITY; WESTLANDS WATER DISTRICT JOHN C. CRUDEN, Acting Assistant Attorney General JEAN E. WILLIAMS, Section Chief LISA L. RUSSELL, Assistant Section Chief BRIDGET KENNEDY McNEIL, Trial Attorney /s/ Bridget Kennedy McNeil (w/permission 9-2-09) BRIDGET KENNEDY McNEIL (CO State Bar 034299) U.S. Department of Justice Environmental and Natural Resources Division Wildlife & Marine Resources Section 1961 Stout St., 8th Floor Denver, CO 80294 [PROPOSED] ORDER CASE NO. 09-1053-OWW-DLB 3 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 Ph: 303-844-1484/Fax: 303-844-1350 bridget.mcneil@usdoj.gov WILLIAM J. SHAPIRO, Trial Attorney (CO State Bar 030929) U.S. Department of Justice Environmental and Natural Resources Division Natural Resources Section 501 I Street, Suite 9-700 Sacramento, CA 95814 Ph: 916-930-2207/ Fax: 916-930-2010 william.shapiro@usdoj.gov Attorneys for the Federal Defendants [PROPOSED] ORDER CASE NO. 09-1053-OWW-DLB 4

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