the republic logo

California Supreme Court tosses Los Angeles lawsuit over Kern County sewage sludge ban

Share/Save/Bookmark

SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court has tossed out a Los Angeles lawsuit aimed at allowing the city to keep using tons of treated sewage sludge as fertilizer on a Kern County farm.

The court on Monday said LA missed a deadline to file the state suit after a federal court dismissed its case. The ruling overturns an appeals court decision that sided with LA.

City attorney's spokesman Rob Wilcox says LA will return to trial court to address the timing issue.

For years, Los Angeles has shipped treated waste north to a 4,200-acre farm it owns in Kern County, where fertilizes crops for livestock.

In 2006, Kern County voters banned the use of sewage sludge as fertilizer amid concerns it would pollute groundwater. LA has been challenging the ban ever since.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.