The county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to support a state Senate bill that would speed approval of a proposed trash-to-energy plant here.
The bill, sponsored by state Sens. Ralph Dills (D-Gardena) and Robert G. Beverly (R-Manhattan Beach), would allow the plant to be constructed despite the county's failure to adopt a new waste management plan required by state law.
The state Waste Management Board refused April 4 to grant approval of the proposed plant, citing a state law that prohibits approval of waste projects in counties that have not modernized their waste management plans.
Los Angeles County's waste management plan has not been updated since 1977. The county's plan was originally due in 1981, but the state granted several extensions of its deadline, finally ordering the county to submit a proposal by June 1, 1984.