Eagle Mountain, CA:  On Friday,  February 25, the Obama Administration dealt a heavy blow to the proposed Eagle Mountain dump at Eagle Mountain, nestled in the arms of Joshua Tree National Park. After nearly 24 years of defending the dump in court, the Department of Interior reversed its longstanding position and opposed the dump developer’s petition to the U.S. Supreme Court. This substantially weakens the developer’s case and may persuade the Supreme Court to reject the petition, leaving in place lower court rulings that protect the park.

This is a fantastic victory for JTNP and the community of Joshua Tree.  Next to our national treasure is definitely no place for the nations biggest landfill…

http://dpcinc.org/index.php/site/article/obama_joshua_treeNP/

some counterpoint, if you’re interested. (added March 2012)

http://www.pe.com/local-news/topics/topics-environment-headlines/20111031-desert-eagle-mountain-dump-developer-files-bankruptcy.ece