Sean Hecht Comments in Bloomberg BNA on Excluding LA River from Clean Water Act Requirements

Professor Sean Hecht of the Emmett Institute commented in a Bloomberg BNA article that reported on various L.A. County municipalities that want the federal government to exclude the concrete-lined L.A. River from Clean Water Act requirements.  The cities argue, in part, that there aren’t “relatively permanent” flowing waters due to the seasonality of storms. Hecht dismissed the cities’ claim about the river’s seasonal flows, saying the EPA’s own analysis showed that there are year-round flows.

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