9th Circuit: Data From Monitoring Stations Can Establish Liability

9th Circuit: Data From Monitoring Stations Can Establish Liability

SAN FRANCISCO - A Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Aug. 8 ordered a federal judge in California to determine the appropriate remedy for the excessive discharges of polluted stormwater by the County of Los Angeles after finding that data from monitoring stations downstream from the discharge points can be used to determine liability for violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) (Natural Resources Defense Council v. County of Los Angeles, et al., No. 12-56017, 9th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 16416).

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