LYIP Summary Judgment Hearing Set For April 26
April 18, 2018 | View PDF
The summary judgment hearing on the Lower Yellowstone Irrigation Project fish bypass and weir has been postponed to Thursday, April 26 at the request of the Defenders of Wildlife.
Although the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the injunction previously placed by District Judge Morris, LYIP manager James Brower emphasized the critical nature of the upcoming hearing in Great Falls stating that Morris could still find many ways to stop the project.
Buses will start loading at 5 a.m. Thursday morning at the Richland County Extension office north of Sidney and leave promptly at 5:15 a.m. Anyone wishing to ride is asked to contact Richland Economic Development at 406-482-4679. Last minute riders will also be welcome. LYIP will provide beverages and lunch, plus a hot meal after the hearing. Those who are planning to drive are also encouraged to call R.E.D. since the court needs to know how many are there in favor of the Project and this community.