$3B Columbia River Bridge Project Survives Metal Co.'s Suit

Law360, New York (March 13, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT) -- An Oregon judge on Tuesday dismissed a bid by a metal manufacturing company suing under the National Environmental Policy Act to block a $3 billion bridge project across the Columbia River, saying the company’s interest is purely economic and not environmental.

Judge Marco A. Hernandez rejected Thompson Metal Fab Inc. allegations that the U.S. Department of Transportation violated NEPA by failing to account for the impact the Columbia River Crossing project would have on current users of the river, finding that the company does not have...
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