Sierra Club's Suit Over Iowa Highway Extension Axed

Law360, Chicago (June 10, 2013, 6:59 PM EDT) -- An Iowa federal judge on Monday shot down the Sierra Club's lawsuit challenging the federal government's approval of a proposed highway extension near Cedar Rapids, finding that the agency complied with environmental law and adequately considered project alternatives.

In granting the motion for summary judgment lodged by officials from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. District Judge Stephanie Rose found that the FHWA "acted in accordance with the law" when it selected the chosen route for the so-called Iowa 100 extension...
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