LA County Back On Hook For Watershed Pollution

Law360, New York (March 10, 2011, 8:31 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Thursday ruled that a Los Angeles County and its watershed authority were liable for excessive pollution discharges in two California rivers, but upheld a finding that they weren’t responsible for discharges in other local waterways.

Ruling in a suit brought by a pair of environmental groups, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles County Flood Control District allowed polluted stormwater exceeding Clean Water Act Standards to the Los Angeles River and...
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