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Georgia Judge Yanks Coal Power Permit on Climate Concerns

Georgia Judge Yanks Coal Power Permit on Climate Concerns

ATLANTA, Georgia, June 30, 2008 (ENS) – A Fulton County Superior Court judge today issued a decision that blocks construction of the first coal-burning power plant proposed in Georgia in more than 20 years. The judge ruled that the new plant must limit its emissions of the heat-trapping gas carbon dioxide. This is the first…

Court Ruling on UC Berkeley Gym Fails to Dislodge Tree-sitters

Court Ruling on UC Berkeley Gym Fails to Dislodge Tree-sitters

BERKELEY, California, June 19, 2008 (ENS) – Both sides are claiming victory in a lawsuit over construction of a gymnasium complex next to UC Berkeley’s California Memorial Stadium that has had tree-sitters occupying a grove of oaks on the site for the past 18 months. The activists have been living in the Memorial Oak Grove…

Alaska Judge Upholds Aerial Wolf Killing But Limits Extent

Alaska Judge Upholds Aerial Wolf Killing But Limits Extent

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 18, 2008 (ENS) – A federal judge on Friday invalidated the aerial gunning of wolves in several areas of Alaska in a case brought by four conservation groups challenging the state’s wolf control program. At the same time, Superior Court Judge William Morse upheld the practice of shooting wolves from planes and…

Developer Loses, New Jersey Wins Water Protection Case

Developer Loses, New Jersey Wins Water Protection Case

TRENTON, New Jersey, January 14, 2008 (ENS) – The law that protects the sources of drinking water for 88 New Jersey municipalities and 1,250 square miles in the northwestern part of the state has been upheld by a state Superior Court judge. Superior Court Judge Victor Ashrafi Friday dismissed a challenge to the Highlands Water…