High Court’s Stormwater Ruling Leaves CWA Rules Murky

Law360, New York (January 8, 2013, 9:42 PM EST) -- Though the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday narrowly shielded Los Angeles County from liability for stormwater pollution found in area rivers, it left untouched thornier, longstanding issues regarding how discharges are regulated under the Clean Water Act, attorneys said.

The Ninth Circuit had found the Los Angeles County Flood Control District liable for polluting two rivers with stormwater that was channeled through a sewer system for flood control and then pumped back into lower portions of the rivers. The high court reversed the Ninth Circuit ruling,...
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