[Be sure to read Emily's take on this situation too.]
In this story, he highlights an attempt by Stewart Resnick (investor in Fiji Water, Paramount Farms, Kern Co Water Bank, and so on...) to throw a procedural wrench into the science surrounding the biological opinions/restrictions on Delta Exports. DiFi "merely" requested another scientific review, by another panel of experts. Resnick would benefit if -- as planned -- this request delays/casts doubt on prior opinions, allowing his companies to continue business as usual.
This kind of BS is on-par with the "endless appeals" problems that clog our court systems. As one law professor said: "If every decision made under the Endangered Species Act had to withstand that rigorous level of review, there would be no decisions under the Endangered Species Act."
Right, so let the decision stand, take your losses, and get back to
Bottom Line: It's one thing to fight for your rights under an existing set of rules; it's quite another to try to change the rules to declare yourself the victor (right Pat?).