Supreme Court throws out Los Angeles County storm water lawsuit (LA Times)

An alternative Headline could read:  US 9th Circuit Federal Appeals Court’s Judicial Activism Unites SCOTUS

January 8, 2013 – The Supreme Court threw out a water pollution lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Flood Control District (Aa1 / 544738JJ7) on Tuesday that had been brought by environmentalists because of storm water runoff that had flowed into the Los Angeles and San Gabriel rivers after heavy rains. But the 9-0 ruling did not deal with the larger question of regulating storm water runoff, and it left open the possibility that better monitoring in the future would limit this pollution in waters off Southern California.  Last year, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the county was liable for violating the law and referred to the polluted water flowing from the “concrete channels” into the natural part of the lower river as discharges of pollutants.

Link to Full Article: http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-supreme-court-los-angeles-storm-water-lawsuit-20130108,0,5287924.story

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