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Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— In response to a lawsuit from environmental groups, Northern District Court Judge James Donato issued a preliminary injunction late Friday stopping Caltrans from doing any further work on a controversial highway-widening project along the wild and scenic Smith River Canyon until a court hearing scheduled for Nov. 19. The judge cited substantial procedural violations of the Endangered Species Act and the potential for irreparable harm to endangered coho salmon and their critical habitat in the Smith River if the project goes forward.
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