- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 9, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state judge has thrown out an environmental group’s court challenge of a planned industrial waste landfill near the community of Alsen in north Baton Rouge.

District Judge Mike Caldwell’s dismissal of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network lawsuit on Monday came five months after he dismissed a similar city-parish suit against the state Department of Environmental Quality, which granted a permit in April for Louisiana Land Acquisitions LLC to take in industrial waste at the planned landfill

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/132aWn3 ) the city-parish is appealing Caldwell’s earlier dismissal of its suit.

LEAN attorney Corinne Van Dalen said after Monday’s court hearing that the group is disappointed with the judge’s decision but added it is too early to say whether an appeal will be filed.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com


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