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Court rules on LADWP lawsuit

May 3, 2013

Photo courtesy Great Basin Air Pollution Control District

The City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s high-profile lawsuit against the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and other environmental agencies was dismissed this week by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.
The City’s federal court lawsuit, filed in Fresno last year, attempted to prevent Great Basin from issuing more dust control measures on Owens Lake.
The LADWP, saying it had mitigated all dust impacts it created by diverting water from the Owens Valley to Los Angeles, sued Great Basin, claiming that the dust control measures being ordered were beyond their responsibility and are creating an unnecessary burden on LADWP rate payers.
Read more in the Saturday, May 4, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.

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