11/15/2002 30th Anniversary of Inyo county's 1972 CEQA Suit Against LADWP
Friday, November 15, 2002 will mark the 30th anniversary of District Attorney Frank Fowles filing Inyo County's original CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act) lawsuit asking for an environmental impact report (EIR) for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's second aqueduct and its groundwater pumping impacts. This action led to the 1991 Inyo/Los Angeles Long-term Water Agreement and the eventual 1997 Memorandum of Understanding between Inyo County, Los Angeles, the Owens Valley Committee, the Sierra Club, the California State Lands Commission and the California Department of Fish and Game.

Events will be planned by the Owens Valley Committeee and the Sierra Club to mark this important day in Owens Valley history

"Don't Forget the Owens Valley!"
Contacts:  Michael Prather Phone: 760-876-5807