FILE - This Oct. 10, 2006 file photo, Donna and Larry Charpied walk at their home on their jojoba farm near Desert Center in Southern California's Mojave Desert, near a proposed dump site. Los Angeles... more 
FILE - This Oct. 10, 2006 file photo, Donna and Larry Charpied walk at their home on their jojoba farm near Desert Center in Southern California's Mojave Desert, near a proposed dump site. Los Angeles County's sanitation districts are no longer pursuing plans to build a 4,000-acre landfill near Joshua Tree National Park on former mine land. David Rothbart, supervising engineer at the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, said Friday, May 24, 2013 that the agency will use the $41 million set aside for the land purchase for more recycling and other projects. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Reed Saxon, File
Fri, May 24, 2013 5:34 PM EDT