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Enviro-con industry scores pyrrhically

In finding that the DNR was moving too slowly, the Alaska Superior Court may have created a far larger problem than it resolved

The Chuitna coal project has long been on the kill list for the environmental conflicts Industry. Litigation against the government is among the Enviro-Cons' favorite tools.

For reasons that sometimes defy understanding, the courts view such litigation as somehow being in the public interest; and, accordingly, cut this particular ilk of non-governmental organization far more slack than can be just...

 

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