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Lawsuit Says Oregon Group Falsely Advertises Dairy Products

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SALEM, Ore. — A class-action lawsuit claims that an Oregon creamery association falsely advertises the source of its milk, a report said. The lawsuit was filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund against the Tillamook County Creamery Association in western … Source: Claims Journal

Protests Delay Construction of Refinery by Roosevelt National Park

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BISMARCK, N.D. — Lawsuits from environmentalists and landowners have made investors skittish and delayed progress another year on the proposed $800 million oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota, the developer’s top executive said. Meridian wants … Source: Claims Journal

Wildfire Acreage Way Down in California this Year – So Far

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LOS ANGELES — California is not burning. At least not as much as it has in recent years. Acreage burned through Sunday is down 90% compared to the average over the past five years and down 95% from last year, … Source: Claims Journal

Report: Beckham Stadium Site has Unsafe Arsenic Levels

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MIAMI — An environmental report poses a new problem for the proposed site of David Beckham’s Major League Soccer stadium in Miami: Tests show the soil is far more toxic than expected. According to the Miami Herald, the analysis found … Source: Claims Journal

Jury to Restart Deliberations in Oakland Warehouse Fire Case

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OAKLAND, Calif. — Three jurors were dismissed Monday for undisclosed reasons on the 10th day of deliberations in the trial of two men charged in the deaths of 36 partygoers from a fire inside a cluttered San Francisco Bay Area … Source: Claims Journal

Free Interactive Maps Plot Fires and Other Disasters in Real Time

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On Wednesday afternoon, the Hillsborough River at Morris Bridge Road north of Tampa, Florida, was flowing at more than 3,020 cubic feet per second. The surface of the river was at 31.48 feet above sea level and dropping after cresting … Source: Claims Journal

Failed Communication to Be Cited by Panel on 737 Certification

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An expert panel reviewing how the Boeing Co. 737 Max was certified is expected to cite a breakdown in communication following revelations that aviation regulators didn’t understand key design elements until the first of two deadly crashes of the plane. … Source: Claims Journal

Walmart Sues Tesla Over Fires Linked to Rooftop Solar Panel Systems

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Walmart Inc. sued Tesla Inc., claiming it failed to live up to industry standards in the installation of solar panels on top of hundreds of stores, resulting in multiple fires across the U.S. The retailer said it had leased or … Source: Claims Journal

South Carolina School Reopening Despite Toxic ‘Trash Mountain’ Fire

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BEAUFORT, S.C. — A South Carolina elementary is reopening for the first day of school despite a smoldering, toxic fire in a 50-foot trash pile at a nearby recycling center. News outlets report Beaufort County School District decided to open … Source: Claims Journal

Livestock Markets Jolted by Tyson Beef Plant Fire

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A fire at a major U.S. beef processing plant earlier this month is upending American livestock markets, slamming cattle prices while benefiting meatpacking companies. The Tyson Foods Inc. plant in Holcomb, Kansas, had the capacity to slaughter 6,000 head a … Source: Claims Journal