Calif. Road Project Halted Over Impact On Frogs, Snakes

Law360, New York (June 24, 2011, 6:39 PM EDT) -- A California state judge halted construction on an Alameda County, Calif., highway project Thursday, giving an environmental group a boost in its suit against the state over harm the project would allegedly bring to threatened frogs and snakes.

In granting a preliminary injunction bid by the Alameda Creek Alliance, Judge Frank Roesch ruled the group had shown it would likely prevail on its California Environmental Quality Act claims against the California Department of Transportation and that it would be irreparably harmed if construction on the project...
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