Conservation Groups Replied in Support of Certiorari Petition in Key Water Quality Case

California Trout and Trout Unlimited today filed their reply brief in support of certiorari in Hoopa Valley Tribe v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 913 F.3d 1099 (D.C. Circ. 2019).  Water and Power Law Group is co-counsel for petitioners.  The reply brief is available here.  The certiorari petition is supported by 21 States, ranging from Hawaii to Mississippi, and is opposed by none.  The case will profoundly affect states’ ability to use their primary authority, Clean Water Act section 401(a), to protect water quality affected by federal licenses and permits.  The States’ amicus brief is here.