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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The Louisiana Environmental Action Network has filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Environmental Quality, asking the court to toss out a permit the state recently granted for the operation of a landfill in north Baton Rouge.

DEQ granted Louisiana Land Acquisitions a permit on April 4 to operate an industrial waste landfill.

DEQ had denied an earlier application from the company but approved another application submitted by the company last year.

The Advocate reports the lawsuit, filed in 19th Judicial District Court on Monday, states that DEQ didn't have the authority to issue the permit because the previous permit application is still under review by the district court.

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