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Legal Action Opposes Federal Approval of Southern California Dam

Aug 08, 2019

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif.— Conservation groups today filed a motion with federal energy regulators to intervene in opposition to a controversial plan to build a new dam in Southern California’s Santa Ana Mountains. The project, located on the border of Orange and Riverside counties, would include a reservoir and hydropower project that will cut through roadless areas, inundate forests and threaten endangered species.

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San Diego Lawsuits Challenge Sprawl Development in High-risk Fire Zone

Jul 25, 2019

SAN DIEGO— Conservation organizations sued San Diego County today for approving Otay Ranch Village 14, a sprawl development that will pave over hundreds of acres of habitat for golden eagles and other imperiled wildlife and build new homes in one of California’s most dangerously fire-prone areas.

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State Endangered Species Protection Sought for Mountain Lions in Southern California, Central Coast

Jun 25, 2019

LOS ANGELES— The Center for Biological Diversity and Mountain Lion Foundation formally petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission today to protect mountain lions under the California Endangered Species Act.

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California Court Halts Plan to Widen Highway 101 Through Old-growth Redwoods

Jun 12, 2019

EUREKA, Calif.— Humboldt County Superior Court Judge Kelly Neel ruled in favor of environmental organizations Tuesday in the latest legal battle in the nearly decade-long effort to prevent the widening of Highway 101 through old-growth redwoods at Richardson Grove State Park.

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Lawsuit Challenges City-sized Sprawl Development in L.A. County

May 28, 2019

LOS ANGELES— Conservation groups sued the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today for approving the controversial 12,000-acre Centennial development, one of the largest ever proposed in county history.

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