Our Klamath Basin
Upholding rural Americans' rights to grow food,
own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
The Inyo County jurist offers some praise
but keeps sanctions, saying the city hasn't
done all required in the Lower Owens
"That's a huge hammer hanging over the city's
head," said Don Mooney, an attorney for the
Owens Valley Committee, which in 2001 filed a
lawsuit with the Sierra Club against the DWP.
Later the California Department of Fish and
Game and the State Lands Commission joined the
"The city is on notice; there are clear
consequences for failing to comply," Mooney
said. "Yet somebody in Los Angeles made the
decision to build only nine stations and never
bothered to ask the court to modify its
Cooper urged the warring parties to "see if
these issues can be resolved informally."
The impact on the environment of adding more
water-measuring stations will be considered in
future talks with environmental groups.
"We are in a position to negotiate with Los
Angeles," said Mooney, who declined to
Thursday May 07, 2009 09:14 AM Pacific
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