In Hooksett, New Hampshire, citizens are battling their state Supreme Court over the right to stop the construction of a hazardous waste treatment plant in their tiny town. The residents recently passed ordinances prohibiting such construction without voter approval after the Stablex Corporation announced plans to build a facility on the banks of the Merrimac River, 1,000 feet from the town wells and close to a school. The state court, however, ruled in December that the town doesn't have authority in such matters, so Hooksett is left with the federal court as its only recourse. "The decision turns our town's planning board into a garden club," commented one citizen.
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