Federal court dismisses lawsuit
Apr 1, 2021
By Beverly Kurtz
Today, April 1st, the US District Court granted the government and Denver Water's motions to dismiss our coalition's federal lawsuit for lack of jurisdiction. Note that our lawsuit was dismissed for procedural reasons - NOT FOR LACK OF MERIT.
We strenuously disagree with the judge's opinion and are extremely disappointed that the court will allow Denver Water and the federal agencies to avoid accountability for their failed environmental review. We believe the court simply got this decision wrong, and we are actively engaged with our legal team to consider every option for moving forward.
Our coalition members (TEG, Save the Colorado, Sierra Club, Living Rivers, Waterkeeper, and Wild Earth Guardians) are united in supporting the people of Boulder County in stopping this devastating project.
Stay tuned for next steps.