Enviro Challenges Loom Over Funding Bid For $68B Rail Plan
By Erin Coe
Law360, San Diego (January 8, 2014, 10:33 PM EST) -- Gov. Jerry Brown’s expected budget proposal to use $250 million from cap-and-trade proceeds for California’s $68.4 billion high-speed rail project signals that the governor is scrambling to scrape together funds for the troubled plan, but the move could trigger new legal attacks against the project by environmental groups, according to experts.
The governor is set to release the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year this week. His plan is expected to include a proposal to tap proceeds from the cap-and-trade program — implemented as part...