Monday, November 23, 2009

EBMUD Sued Over Dam

By Robert Gammon
Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 5:35 PM

Environmental groups that oppose a proposed new dam on the Mokelumne River in the Sierra foothills have filed suit against East Bay MUD. According to the Chron, the lawsuit by the Foothill Conservancy, Friends of the River, and the California Sportfishing Protection Alliance argues that East Bay MUD’s environmental impact report fails to address the damage that the new dam will cause. The agency has said it will conduct a more thorough analysis before the new dam is built. Last month, the agency’s board of directors voted 4-2 to go forward with a slightly smaller version of the dam than originally proposed.

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