Calif. Sen. Wants $68B Rail Plan Delayed For Enviro Review

Law360, San Diego (July 24, 2012, 7:21 PM EDT) -- A California lawmaker who voted in favor of funding the initial segment of the state’s $68.4 billion high-speed rail project said Friday he is calling on the California High-Speed Rail Authority to postpone part of the plan during the environmental review stage.

Sen. Michael Rubio, D-Bakersfield, submitted comments earlier this month to the rail authority, asking it to hold off on selecting a formal alignment through Bakersfield to allow for more time to find an alternative route that minimizes direct impacts on businesses, agriculture and residents....
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