Enviros Lose Bid For Injunction Blocking Calif. Bypass

Law360, New York (November 1, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT) -- Northern California environmental groups lost their bid for a preliminary injunction Thursday to block a bypass project in Willits, Calif., when a California federal court ruled that they hadn't shown the project would cause irreparable environmental harm or that they have a strong chance of defeating the project in court.

Groups including Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club claim that blocking plans for a 5.9-mile, four-lane project that would reroute U.S. Highway 101 around Willits would protect trees in the bypass' path and prevent...
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