Lawsuit alleging pollution by cities dropped



DIRTY WATER?—Local streams such as this one push oil and debris into the ocean. Superior Court ruled that cities were not liable.

After a two-year dispute, Los Angeles Superior Court ruled against a lawsuit that claimed some 20 local cities and two counties were releasing too much bacteria into Santa Monica Bay.

In March 2008, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Santa Monica Baykeeper, two environmental action organizations, sued Malibu and Los Angeles County for violating ...

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