9th Circ. Halts $272M Alaska Rail Extension Project

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 8:54 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Monday temporarily stopped construction on a roughly $272 million railway extension project in Alaska designed to connect the mainline of the Alaska Railroad near the Alaskan city of Houston to Port MacKenzie on  Cook Inlet.

A three-judge panel agreed 2-1 to grant a stay on construction of the 32-mile project by Alaska Railroad Corp., saying that the petitioners, environmental groups including the Sierra Club and Alaska Survival, could face more harm if the stay were not granted and that temporarily halting the...
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