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Green Group's Suit Over DOE Laser System Tossed

Law360 (December 20, 2010, 4:36 PM EST) -- A federal judge has nixed a conservation group's challenge to an environmental assessment conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy over the construction of a laser plasma accelerator system in Berkeley, Calif.

Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday granted summary judgment to the DOE, finding that the agency had satisfied the National Environmental Policy Act's requirements in preparing the environmental assessment.

Save Strawberry Canyon, a citizens group based in Berkeley, filed the lawsuit in February,...
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