by Mary Pemberton
The Associated Press
Monday, July 12, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A judge has extended an order preventing the Alaska Railroad from spraying weed killers on a section of track until Alaska's highest court can review the state-issued permit.
State regulators gave the railroad permission to spray herbicide for 30 miles along a stretch of track from Indian to Seward south of Anchorage. Environmental groups are fighting the permit and were granted a temporary stay last week.
On Monday, Superior Judge William Morse extended the stay until Friday to allow the state Supreme Court to review the issue.