Environmental protesters halt U2's The Edge from building his $100million Malibu dream homes

Mail Online | 3/26/2019 | Ryan Parry West Coast Editor For Dailymail.com;Neil Blincow For Dailymail.com
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Plans to build a $100million dream home in Malibu, California, by U2's The Edge have been halted by environmental protesters.

The 57 year-old rocker, real name David Evans - the target of outraged opponents who say his plan would destroy a pristine mountainside - will now have to take his five-house project, called 'Leaves in the Wind', to California's Supreme Court.

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And if the star plans to pursue the project - already 14 years in the making - it could take another year or two.

The 640,000-member Sierra Club group sued Evans two years ago over his development…and lost.

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But they appealed that verdict and Thursday they won with the California Court of Appeal issuing its decision in the club's favor and reversing the original court ruling which would have allowed Evans to break ground on his homes.

'I am extremely happy that we won today,' a jubilant Dean Wallraff, the Sierra Club's lawyer, told DailyMail.com. 'This is a win for everyone who cares about the environment.

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'This is a terrible project, right in the middle of a beautiful, natural area close to a state park. 'Putting five houses there would be bad enough but he also wants to put in a road to access those and that alone would tear up the whole hillside. It's unthinkable the damage this would cause.'

Stan Lamport, attorney for Evans and his developers, didn't respond to DailyMail.com's request for comment.

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Thursday's court decision against Evans is the latest in a long series of hard-fought - and expensive - legal battles he has waged since 2005 when he paid around $9million for 151 acres of untouched land at Sweetwater Mesa overlooking Malibu pier a thousand feet below.

The site is a steep bluff covered with sparse scrub, coarse bushes and rock outcrops and inhabited only by rattlesnakes, lizards, deer and the occasional coyote.


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