CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 1, 1998 |
Citing environmental grounds, a judge issued a tentative ruling Wednesday rejecting a proposal to build one of the world's largest garbage dumps next to Joshua Tree National Park in eastern Riverside County. San Diego County Superior Court Judge Judith McConnell said the plan presents an unacceptable level of threat to the desert tortoise, to the desert floor and to the "wilderness experience" at the sprawling park.
August 27, 1997 |
A plan to build one of the world's largest garbage dumps next to a national park cleared a major hurdle Tuesday when the Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved putting the Eagle Mountain Landfill in an abandoned iron ore mine beside Joshua Tree National Park. The dump would be a destination for up to 10,000 tons of Southern California trash every day for at least half a century, although the daily tonnage could double after seven years.
September 1, 1996 |
They are the scrappiest of farmers, eking out a living in the barren desert just south of Joshua Tree National Park. Sometimes they work in the buff, their skin protected by oil from their crop of certified organic jojoba. But don't count Larry and Donna Charpied as just hippie holdouts producing shampoo ingredients.
July 27, 1994 |
Plans to construct the world's largest garbage dump--known as Eagle Mountain, and big enough to handle Southern California's trash for 115 years--were derailed Tuesday by a judge's ruling that the project's environmental impact review contains serious flaws.
January 6, 1994 |
A Department of Interior administrative judge has halted a land swap by the Bureau of Land Management that is necessary for the development of a huge garbage dump east of Palm Springs that would serve much of Southern California for 100 years. Judge David L.
December 4, 1992 |
Hoping to derail plans for the world's largest garbage dump, opponents of the proposed Eagle Mountain Landfill on Thursday sued the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, alleging that their 3-2 approval of the project last month was based on a flawed environmental impact report.