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California appellate court reverses decision in Bakersfield oil refinery case

By Elizabeth Alt | Dec 18, 2017

Several groups who came together with the “Association of Irritated Residents” won their appeal of a trial court decision that approved the Kern County plan with Alon USA Energy to double the volume of local oil refinery Nov. 21 in the Fifth District Court of Appeal.

Suction dredge mining moratorium supported by Supreme Court

By Kerry Goff | Nov 3, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court recently upheld a statewide moratorium on recreational suction dredge mining for gold, noting the regulations were valid for protecting water supplies, fisheries, wildlife and cultural resources. 

Federal appeals court upholds endangered seal species listing

By John Breslin | Nov 3, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court ruling regarding an endangered seal species will have an impact far from the Arctic Circle, environmentalists say.

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