New Seattle Bridge Wins OK Despite Enviro Objections

Law360, New York (July 26, 2012, 7:12 PM EDT) -- A federal judge Wednesday green lighted the construction of a replacement bridge over Lake Washington that will connect Seattle with its eastern suburbs, dismissing an environmental group's claim that government planners had ignored greener alternatives.

Two weeks after hearing oral arguments, U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Coalition for a Sustainable 520, saying he was satisfied that federal and state transportation departments and the Federal Highway Administration had taken the “hard look” at the project's environmental consequences required by the...
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