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Press Release – big things could happen with this…

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This could be a game changer… Doubtful, but could.

http://dpw.lacounty.gov/prg/pressroom/printview.aspx?ID=703&newstype=press

Press Release

Los Angeles – The United States Supreme Court will hear arguments on December 4 in a case brought against the Los Angeles County Flood Control District (FCD) by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and L.A. Waterkeeper (formerly known as the Santa Monica Baykeeper) regarding the role and responsibility of the FCD in managing stormwater and runoff pollution in Los Angeles County.

Gail Farber, Chief Engineer of the FCD and Director of the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, said that the Justices’ ruling will either validate or redefine the water quality responsibilities of flood control agencies under the Flood Control Act or the Clean Water Act.

“We believe that the argument put forth by the NRDC is flawed in that it confuses the conveyance of polluted water with the creation of polluted water,” Farber said.

“The fight for clean water and healthy rivers, lakes and beaches is a primary goal that the Flood Control District shares with its many water quality stakeholders, including the NRDC,” Farber said. “In addition, providing sustainable water supplies and healthy watersheds while reducing flood risk for our communities remains a strategic priority of the District.”

“We recognize the complexity and significance of the questions before the Justices, and are confident that, when the facts of this case are presented, the Court will support our position,” she added.

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Media Inquiries: Bob Spencer, Chief of Public Affairs

Los Angeles County Flood Control District

Office: (626) 458-4070

Mobile: (626) 703-7400

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Written by vaphc

December 4, 2012 at 9:37 pm

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