Enviros' Suit Over Altered Eucalyptus Trees Uprooted

Law360, New York (October 7, 2011, 6:02 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Thursday mulched the remaining claim in the Center for Biological Diversity’s lawsuit alleging the U.S. Department of Agriculture skirted environmental requirements in allowing ArborGen Inc. to plant genetically engineered eucalyptus trees in seven southern states.

U.S. District Judge Kevin Michael Moore ruled that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service took the proper steps under the National Environmental Policy Act before issuing to ArborGen permits to plant 330 acres of the eucalyptus hybrid on 28 sites. His order grants the USDA’s motion...
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