W.A.T.E.R.'s legal action around Crystal Geyser has first court hearing
On Thursday, December 17, 2015 W.A.T.E.R. attended its first hearing in Siskiyou County Superior Court to present legal arguments about our lawsuit challenging the ‘General Plan’ protections placed upon this heavy industrial zoning area of the Crystal Geyser plant and the lack of a ground water extraction permit. Judge Karen Dixon had concerns about this case and was unsure that judicial review would be appropriate. She listened to statements from the County's lawyer, our attorney Don Mooney and Crystal Geyser's attorney Barbara Brenner. The Judge said she was willing to allow our attorney to amend the complaint to clarify our legal issues. We were given until January 29, 2016 to submit our amended arguments. Crystal Geyser's lawyer appeared to be upset by this motion to allow us to amend the complaint and objected to the time allowed to amend, but her objections were rejected by the Judge.