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LA Sludge May Move From Bakersfield To Arizona

Kern County voters are upset with Los Angeles' crap.  Literally on both counts.  The residents voted to ban Los Angeles from shipping its sewage sludge to Kern County for use on farm fields. 

Not to be dissuaded, LA did what any law-abiding City would do.  It sued

That's right, and to ensure victory, LA filed here in Los Angeles.  You can bet the first motion Kern County files will be for a change of venue to move the case to Kern County.  The home-court advantage part of the lawsuit will likely be the most contested aspect of the litigation.  LA claims that it spent $16 million to upgrade its sewage system to make the sludge acceptable to spread on farms in Kern County, one of which is owned by the City of LA and named Green Acres, of all things.

MIPTC predicts the lawsuit will fail.  Judges don't like to overturn voter referendums unless there's been some type of misrepresentation made to the voters, which is unlikely in this case.  After all, how hard is it to vote to ban LA from shipping its _ _ _ _ (fill in your own appropriate, four-letter word here) to Kern County.  I can't imagine any misrepresentations in that voter pamphlet.  I guess you could refer to it as the "bull _ _ _ _" test. 

Now, though, LA is prepared to ship its _ _ _ _ (yep, just go right ahead and use that same, four-letter word again here) to Arizona.  At least there it will dry out faster. 

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