On December 19, 2018, TEG, alongside the Sierra Club, Save the Colorado, Wildearth Guardians, Waterkeeper Alliance and Living Rivers filed a lawsuit suing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with claims that they violated:
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Clean Water Act
Endangered Species Act
On April 1st, 2021 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.
On April 26, 2021 our coalition appealed that decision.
On Aug 20, 2021 Boulder County filed an amicus brief in support of our position on appeal. This is important as the appeal now is documented as important to the municipality rather than just to conservation groups!