Enviros' Suit Over Wash. Road Shut Down For Good

Law360, New York (July 22, 2011, 1:19 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Washington state on Thursday tossed green groups' suit seeking to block a road reconstruction project in the Suiattle River watershed because the U.S. government had halted the work, and denied their request for environmental review and notice requirements should the project restart.

U.S. District Judge James L. Robart granted the government's dismissal request for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, finding that the suit against the Federal Highway Administration and other agencies over an alleged failure to address the environmental impacts from the...
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