Judge Orders New Enviro Review On Calif. Highway Project

Law360, New York (April 5, 2012, 2:24 PM EDT) -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the California Department of Transportation did a shoddy job reviewing the environmental impacts of a project to expand Highway 101 through a patch of redwood trees, ordering the agency to revise its assessment.

Though he denied a summary judgment bid from the conservationists that brought the suit, U.S. District Judge William Alsup remanded the action to Caltrans. He told the agency to change its environmental assessment of a plan to widen a mile-long stretch of Highway 101 to allow commercial...
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Case Information

Case Title

Bair et al v. State of California Department of Transportation et al

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters


William Alsup

Date Filed

September 27, 2010

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