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Federal appeals court allows US military base construction in Okinawa despite environmental concerns

May 8, 2020

Via: Jurist

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the US military can construct a base in Okinawa, Japan, despite environmental activists’ concerns over the base’s construction threatening the local dugong population. The activists filed suit under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

A panel of federal judges heard the case. The panel concluded that the base’s construction would not ultimately threaten the dugong population:

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