Army Corps Faces Suit Over Railway Project Discharge

Law360, New York (October 9, 2012, 4:34 PM EDT) -- The Sierra Club and two other groups lodged a suit in Alaska federal court on Friday alleging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers illegally authorized the discharge of 1.6 million cubic yards of fill material into area waters to accommodate a $272 million railway extension project.

Along with Alaskan environmental organizations Cook Inletkeeper and Alaska Survival, the Sierra Club is accusing the Army Corps of failing to properly consider damage to the area's aquatic ecosystem and wetlands when it issued a Clean Water Act permit allowing...
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