A citizens' group was given court approval Wednesday to videotape the Sunshine Canyon Landfill site to assess the destruction at a forest the group is fighting to preserve.
A judge granted the North Valley Coalition of Concerned Citizens a court order allowing its members to videotape and photograph the forested area north of Granada Hills, where an estimated 1,000 California live oak trees were cut down recently to prepare for the dump's expansion.
Terry du Soleil and another coalition member were kept from videotaping at the site Friday by employees of landfill operator Browning-Ferris Industries, du Soleil said. In response, the group sought a court order allowing members to enter and make a visual record, coalition attorney Rosemary Woodlock said.
A forester from the group and du Soleil, a professional filmmaker, are scheduled to visit the landfill with cameras Saturday.
The same Los Angeles Superior Court judge who made the ruling on the videotaping also halted the tree-cutting last week at the landfill, just four days after it began.