EPA Beats Suit Over Pollution Listing For San Joaquin River

Law360, New York (May 30, 2012, 8:28 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a suit filed by the San Joaquin River Group Authority over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's listing of parts of the river and several tributaries as polluted, saying it's too early for the group to claim harm from the decision.

In granting the EPA's motion for dismissal, U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez found that the irrigation authority, which uses the San Joaquin Valley waters for storage, irrigation, municipal supply, flood control and hydropower generation, lacks standing to challenge...
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