Los Angeles CityBeat/ValleyBeat and EnviroReporter.com first exposed Wayne Fishback’s dumping of tons of rubble and trash into wild canyons near the Santa Susana Field Laboratory in the 2006 feature FISHBACK MOUNTAIN. Six galleries of this dumping, and resultant public protests, are documented in Fishback Mountain Gallery.
“The County of Ventura obtained a mandatory injunction ordering two property owners to remove massive quantities of solid waste they illegally disposed on their property,” said a county news release February 10, 2015. “Based on the property owners’ flagrant violations of law over many years, the Court also awarded $21,710,000 in civil penalties to be paid to the County, which is the maximum amount the Court could award under the law.”
By this time, as seen in the galleries below, Fishback had already been letting dumpers drop their loads into Browns Canyon in Los Angeles County. Judge Stephen P. Pfahler agreed with the county June 1, 2018 that Wayne Fishback, Charles Lee, ABC Waste Management Corp. and Cepheid LLC continued to violate his 2015 order preventing the transport and deposit of concrete and demolition debris in Browns Canyon. The following galleries document nearly four years of illegal dumping which is slowly being hidden by vegetation: