Agencies Hit With NEPA Suit Over Minn. Rail Project

Law360, New York (January 20, 2010, 1:29 PM EST) -- A group of community organizations and individuals — including a Minnesota branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People — has sued three government agencies over their decision to construct a light rail system through a historically black community, saying the plan violates the National Environmental Policy Act.

In a complaint filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 11 local businesses and residents that are directly affected by the proposed project claim that the U.S. Department of Transportation,...
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