Is Water Control Out of Control in SoCal?

Mark Gold, president of Heal the Bay, says that the Los Angeles Regional Water Control Board is the least environmentally friendly board in decades.

"My faith in the state system's ability to protect our right to clean water had been severely eroded," writes Gold. "The system isn't entirely broken, but it is in need of major reform."

"From the board's perspective, a nine-month negotiated deal between Ventura County and the 11 cities in the county was helpful but surely not deserving of support. A late staff amendment to weaken the permit by allowing off site mitigation of Low Impact Development requirements when difficult to implement on-site? Not enough. Add the ability for developers to use biofiltration off site? Still not enough for the BIA, so definitely not enough for the Regional Board."

Thanks to James Brasuell

Full Story: Heal the Bay's Mark Gold Asks: What Water Quality Control?

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