Mojave Pistachio Statement Regarding Court of Appeal Decision
(Ridgecrest) – Mojave Pistachios' counsel, Scott Slater of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, issued the following statement regarding the Fourth District Court of Appeals order which preliminarily denied their request for an extraordinary writ enjoining the Indian Wells Valley Groundwater Authority (IWVGA) from collecting the $2,130 per acre-foot Basin Replenishment Fee. “The Court took great care to indicate that while it is denying our writ seeking to prevent IWVGA from collecting this unprecedented fee “at this time”, the Court of Appeal will be watching and prepared to involve itself further if the Authority takes legal action to enforce its June 9, 2021 Resolution. Until that time the order makes it clear that the Court of Appeal understands the importance of the matter and will entertain further requests for relief, including a stay as may be required by IWVGA actions.”
The Fourth District Court of Appeals decision can be found here.