LA, Enviros Spar Over CWA Permit Liability At High Court

Law360, New York (December 4, 2012, 6:45 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday heard competing arguments over the extent that a Clean Water Act permit imposes liability on permit holders like the Los Angeles County Flood Control District when a violation occurs in an area with discharges from a variety of sources.

The watershed authority appealed a 2011 decision from the Ninth Circuit, which came down in favor of the Natural Resources Defense Council Inc. and Santa Monica Baykeeper in finding that the district allowed polluted stormwater exceeding legal levels set by its...
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