Enviros Allege DOT Missteps In $1.2B Ill.-Ind. Expressway

Law360, New York (July 11, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT) -- The Sierra Club and two citizens' groups on Wednesday challenged government plans for an estimated $1.2 billion toll road linking two interstates near exurban Chicago, claiming that the U.S. Department of Transportation pushed the project based on flawed demographic data.

The Sierra Club, Midewin Heritage Association and Openlands lodged the suit in Illinois federal court after Federal Highway Administration officials in January approved the first stage of the final environmental impact statement for the so-called Illiana Expressway, planned to run 47 miles from Interstate 55 in...
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