Los Angeles River Pollution Suit To Get Day In Supreme Court

Law360, New York (June 25, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday elected to examine a Ninth Circuit ruling finding Los Angeles County and its watershed authority liable under the Clean Water Act for excessive pollution discharges in two California rivers.

The high court said it will consider whether water coming from one portion of a river before it enters a separate storm sewer systems and then flows into a lower portion of the same river can be defined as discharge under the Clean Water Act.

The Ninth Circuit last year ruled...
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