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Idaho Strikes Down 'Ag-Gag' Law, Raising Questions For Other States

A judge ruled Monday that an Idaho law criminalizing undercover investigations of farms is unconstitutional. Seven other states have similar laws, but legal experts say they may not stand much longer.

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Judge Strikes Down Idaho 'Ag-Gag' Law, Raising Questions For Other States

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When Relying On The Sun, Energy Storage Remains Out Of Reach

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Soy Seats In New Cars: Are Companies Doing Enough For Environment?

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At This Summer Camp, Some Of The Best Friends Are Marine Mammals

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President Obama's environmental plan won't be so hard for states that have moved to cut emissions. But for others it will be more difficult. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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For Some States, New Emissions Rules Will Force A Power Shift

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