Tree Removal

The Ninth Circuit upheld a ruling in favor of the Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife Service in a dispute challenging the agencies’ actions in connection with the approval of the Bagley Hazard Tree Abatement Project, which was designed to identify and remove fire-damaged trees that pose a danger to drivers on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest’s roadways. 

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Trial Over Chemical Plant Fire Kicks Off in Houston

Plagued by a spate of plant explosions and fires, Texas petrochemical producers stepped into unchartered waters in a Houston courtroom Thursday with state prosecutors urging jurors to send a CEO to prison for a chemical meltdown that damaged the lungs of two sheriff’s deputies.

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Seven Die in Indian Factory That Supplies US

Shouting and crying, workers in an Indian denim factory struggled to claw their way up a ladder to a door, their only exit as a fire blazed through fabric and machinery, officials say. Seven people died in the weekend blaze, and families were still waiting Wednesday to recover loved ones’ bodies.

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