US Faces Noise Complaint Over Texas Highway Plan

Law360, New York (March 8, 2011, 9:55 PM EST) -- A group of Houston-area residents sued the Federal Highway Administration for approving a highway expansion plan that they say will increase noise to levels above those allowed by federal regulations.

The suit, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, alleges that the U.S. Department of Transportation agency and the Texas DOT failed to accurately analyze the impact of the increased noise levels on both residents and the nearby Houston Arboretum and Nature Center.

The plaintiffs live near the 38-mile section...
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