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04/23/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

U2 Guitarist The Edge Battles Neighbors, Nature Groups Over Malibu Development

Standing high above the Pacific Ocean, wearing his signature black beanie, David Evans, or the Edge, his nom de guitar, made the case for his proposed 156-acre development that would include five houses, his own among them. The project would "respect and honor the landscape," he said, and set a new standard for building in remote areas by incorporating the environment rather than mowing it down.

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