CA Regulator Failed To Disclose Husband's Ties To Dischargers

"The leader of the [California's] largest water pollution regulator is married to a lobbyist for agencies it regulates, a potential conflict of interest she did not disclose publicly until an ethics complaint was brought against her.

The state's Fair Political Practices Commission is investigating the complaint against Katherine Hart, who chairs the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. It alleges she failed to disclose her husband's ties to wastewater dischargers, and failed to recuse herself properly from board actions affecting his clients."

Matt Weiser reports for the Sacramento Bee March 21, 2010.

Monday, March 22, 2010