The Hoopa Valley Tribe has filed an amended complaint claiming that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation violated its sovereignty and fishing rights in California’s Trinity River. The Tribe previously had sued the Trump administration and put the lawsuit on hold, hoping to settle with the Biden administration. The Tribe renewed the lawsuit upon learning that the current administration had not changed course. The complaint alleges that the federal government has decimated fish populations and falsely claimed that the Trinity fishery has been restored. The Tribe is seeking declaratory and injunctive relief.
[To accompany Federal Court Case Law Update "Hoopa Valley Tribe Renews California Water Suit" from Brooks Animal Law Digest Issue No. 165.]