USDA Must Weigh Impact Of Hawaiian Trash: Judge

Law360, New York (August 31, 2010, 3:22 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction that blocks the U.S. Department of Agriculture from shipping bales of Hawaiian garbage into Washington state through a private contractor, ruling that the department has not fully considered the plan's impact on local wildlife and protected Indian lands.

Judge Edward F. Shea of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington found Monday that while the USDA canceled compliance agreements with a trash hauler after being served with a restraining order in July, it had not...
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