Yuba County Water Agency
RMM has represented the Yuba County Water Agency in multiple matters involving the federal Endangered Species Act, NEPA, and CEQA since the early 2000’s. Chip Wilkins currently represents the Agency as an Intervenor-Defendant in a case involving a challenge to a Biological Opinion regarding Central Valley spring-run Chinook salmon, Central Valley steelhead, and southern Distinct Population Segment of North American green sturgeon (“green sturgeon”) on the Yuba River. In November 2017, Mr. Wilkins represented YCWA in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California at a hearing on the parties’ cross-motions for summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California and received a favorable ruling. The case is currently pending in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.