UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA FRESNO DIVISION
September 8, 2009
STATE WATER CONTRACTORS, PLAINTIFF,
GARY F. LOCKE, SECRETARY OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
LESTER SNOW, DIRECTOR, CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES, ET AL., REAL PARTIES IN INTEREST.
PACIFIC COAST FEDERATION OF FISHERMEN'S ASSOCIATIONS/INSTITUTE FOR FISHERIES RESOURCES, ET AL., DEFENDANT-INTERVENORS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Oliver W. Wanger United States District Judge
ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO INTERVENE
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.
Pursuant to Local Rule 5-137, the form of this Proposed Order has been approved by all parties.
DATED: September 3, 2009
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