$500M LA Rail Yard Project Chugs Through City Council

Law360, New York (May 8, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT) -- Despite promises of legal challenges and calls that the project will end up violating federal pollution benchmarks, the Los Angeles city council on Wednesday certified an environmental impact report for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co.'s proposed $500 million rail yard project.

In a divided  11-2 vote, the council certified the EIR and approved a permit for construction to start on the Southern California International Gateway facility. The project, often referred to as SCIG, has boasted that it will be the country's most eco-friendly intermodal rail...
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