Nothing’s been done to protect 100 miles of Southern California creeks and rivers, group claims in lawsuit against Trump adminis


More than nine years after Congress declared 100 miles of waterways in Southern California as wild and scenic, the federal agencies managing those resources have done nothing to protect them, according to a lawsuit filed last week in federal court in Los Angeles.

The Center For Biological Diversity is suing the Trump Administration for violating the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, which requires the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service to draw up comprehensive plans for designated creeks and rivers that won’t impede water flows, protects plants and animals from harm and provides recreational opportunities.

These waterways are in remote, inland regions of Inyo, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

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