After a decade-long battle, the Los Angeles v. Kern County case has finally come to a close. On November 28, Tulare County Superior Court Judge Lloyd Hicks issued a tentative ruling that invalidated Kern County, Calif.’s 2006 Measure E ban on the land-application of biosolids in the county’s unincorporated areas.
Following this decision, the City of Los Angeles will continue to recycle biosolids at its farm to grow feed crops, which can be utilized by Kern County dairies.
Bakersfield.com has the details:
Kern County has lost a key round in its decade-long battle with Southern California waste districts over the land application of treated human and industrial waste.
Now the Board of Supervisors will have to decide whether to appeal the loss and continue the fight.
On Nov. 28, Tulare County Superior Court Judge Lloyd Hicks issued a tentative ruling that invalidated the County of Kern's 2006 Measure E ban on the land-application of "biosolids" in the unincorporated areas of the county.