Sierra Club, Others Lose Challenge To $11B FHA Plan

Law360, New York (September 4, 2009, 6:03 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed a challenge from a coalition of nonprofit and environmental groups, including the Sierra Club, to the Federal Highway Administration's projected $11.4 billion plan to widen a major interstate through Virginia.

In a decision granting the government's motion for summary judgment on Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Judge Norman K. Moon marked the end of the road for the coalition, which said the project would cause irreparable harm to the scenic, cultural, historic and ecological...
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