LA Sues Pollution Control Agency Over Owens Dust Mitigation

Law360, New York (October 12, 2012, 9:20 PM EDT) -- Opening a new front in a long-running environmental fight, the city of Los Angeles launched a suit Friday seeking a court order prohibiting pollution regulators from ordering it to take further dust mitigation measures in California's remote Owens Valley.

The city says in a declaratory relief action that it has already constructed dust mitigation on 42 square miles of the Owens Lake playa at a $1.2 billion cost to its water customers. The mitigation is part of a 1997 agreement aimed at preventing massive dust storms...
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