Officials Rushed $3B Ind. Highway Project, Enviros Tell Judge

Law360, New York (July 8, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT) -- A pair of environmental groups asked a federal judge on Friday to block part of a $3 billion, 142-mile expansion of Interstate 69, saying the Indiana Department of Transportation flouted administrative procedure laws by threatening to displace landowners before environmental assessments were finalized.

A coalition led by Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads Inc. and I-69 Accountability Project asked U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker for summary judgment on claims that federal and state authorities violated the National Environmental Policy Act by acquiring land and clearing foliage...
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