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UCLA conference center and hotel wins court victory
Wednesday October 22nd 2014, 10:04 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

UCLA has won a court victory for the conference center and hotel under construction at the center of the Westwood campus. A Superior Court judge has ruled against a lawsuit from critics in a neighborhood organization who alleged that environmental studies for the project were inadequate and... [News Source]

Critics of Dow herbicide sue U.S. EPA over approval
Wednesday October 22nd 2014, 8:36 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in California, argues that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not adequately analyze the impact of one of the new herbicide's active ingredients, 2,4-D, before granting approval on Oct. 15 to Dow's Enlist Duo herbicide. The groups are asking the court to set aside the EPA's approval. They claim the EPA's approval violated both the Endangered ... [News Source]

Missoula, CSKT lawsuit blasts DEQ for 'absurd' Clark Fork River pollution permit
Wednesday October 22nd 2014, 8:15 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

Local government agencies, Indian tribes and a nonprofit environmental group have filed suit against the Montana Department of Environmental Quality. [News Source]

Critics of Dow herbicide ingredient sue U.S. EPA over approval
Wednesday October 22nd 2014, 7:08 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

(Reuters) - A coalition of U.S. farmer and environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to overturn regulatory approval granted last week for a herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences. [News Source]

Morrison & Foerster and Mount Tam Task Force Gain Protection for Endangered San Francisco Coho Salmon
Wednesday October 22nd 2014, 6:15 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mount Tam Task Force, a Muir Woods area conservation group, and the National Park Service (NPS) agreed yesterday to settle a lawsuit challenging the intrusion of a million-dollar construction project in a protected aquatic ecosystem. Though NPS originally gave itself a "categorical exclusion" from environmental review of the project, it has agreed ... [News Source]

Court shuns opponents of big Treasure Island development
Wednesday October 22nd 2014, 5:44 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

The project, scheduled to take 15 to 20 years, includes up to 8,000 homes, 25 percent of them classified as below-market affordable housing, along with commercial and office buildings, 500 hotel rooms, a ferry terminal, and 300 acres of parks, playgrounds and open space. The suit said the study lacked details of street layout and building design and failed to spell out plans to remove the many ... [News Source]

Lower Makefield joins BRRAM suit seeking comprehensive environmental study for planned Trenton-Mercer Airport expansion
Wednesday October 22nd 2014, 2:18 pm Filed under Environmental lawsuit

LOWER MAKEFIELD - After more than an hour of discussion and hearing township residents complain about increased jetliner noise, the board of supervisors voted unanimously to join a lawsuit filed by the Bucks Residents for Responsible Airport Management (BRRAM) against the Trenton-Mercer Airport. [News Source]