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Cross-Border Sewage Lawsuits Halted in California for EPA Action

June 26, 2020, 7:59 PM

The state of California, city of Imperial Beach, and the Surfrider Foundation have agreed to a 12-month stay in litigation over cross-border sewage flowing in from Mexico while the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency focuses work on the Tijuana River Valley.

The plaintiffs agreed to halt cases against the United States Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) in documents filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for Southern California.

  • The entities filed separate lawsuits in 2018 claiming Clean Water Act violations after millions of gallons of contaminated water flowed from the Tijuana River into the Pacific Ocean, bringing...
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