LA Rail Case May Loosen Reins On Infrastructure Planning

Law360, San Diego (August 13, 2012, 10:48 PM EDT) -- Government agencies and developers in California could gain greater flexibility in planning large, long-term infrastructure projects if the state's high court upholds a decision that the environmental impacts of a proposed light-rail system in Los Angeles County can be determined using projections of future data, lawyers say.

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday granted a bid by Neighbors for Smart Rail to hear the dispute. The California nonprofit had argued that the Exposition Metro Line Construction Authority was wrong to assess the environmental impacts for a...
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