Final Impact Report For $5.4B Tappan Zee Project Released

Law360, New York (August 1, 2012, 7:59 PM EDT) -- New York state's $5.4 billion plan to replace the aging Tappan Zee Bridge took a key step forward Wednesday with the release of the final environmental impact statement, proposing to mitigate noise, dust and traffic with extensive monitoring and controls.

Environmental groups have expressed concerns about the proposed new bridge, noting that the construction involved could increase air pollution, harm certain endangered wildlife, cause excess noise, and possibly inhibit future public transit development.

In an effort to mitigate these concerns, the FEIS, compiled from thousands of...
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