Enviro Study For $930M NC Toll Project Insufficient, Groups Say

Law360, New York (August 28, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT) -- The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and Clean Air Carolina on Tuesday sued the North Carolina Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration over a $930 million toll road project, saying it violates the National Environmental Policy Act because the agencies failed to prepare an adequate environmental impact statement.

The environmental groups say the NCDOT and U.S. Department of Transportation’s FHWA acted arbitrarily and capriciously in approving the project. The proposed 22-mile road project would constitute a new location toll highway from Interstate 85 west of Gastonia in...
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