Disaster-Relief Funds

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal court in California ruled against environmental groups’ that claimed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development used outdated environmental impact statements when it approved the use of disaster-relief funds for a logging project and a new biomass plant. The court denied the groups’ motions for a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order, finding the alleged environmental injuries do not “necessarily outweigh the economic concerns.”

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