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State's highest court buries controversial landfill proposal

By The Associated Press
<p>The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by developers hoping to establish a controversial landfill in Taliaferro County.</p><p>Residents in this remote east Georgia county spent more than three years in their campaign to block the 1,000-acre landfill proposed by Atlanta-based Complex Environmental Inc.</p><p>The company bought property with plans to establish a major solid-waste disposal site, which was ultimately rejected by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.</p><p>The company appealed, contending the agency's director, Carol Couch, overstepped her authority. The appeal was turned down in March by the Georgia Court of Appeals and on Monday, the state's highest court decided not to hear it again.</p><p>"From our perspective, this case is over, and the citizens of Taliaferro County are planning their party," said Justine Thompson, an attorney at the Georgia Center for Law in the Public Interest, which helped residents opposed to the landfill.</p><p>___</p><p>HASH(0x1cd9a4c)</p>
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