Judge Clears $272M Rail Project Of Most Enviro Claims

Law360, New York (March 5, 2014, 5:52 PM EST) -- An Alaska federal judge ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did weigh the environmental impact of a $272 million railway extension project, but may have erred in adopting a possibly flawed wetland report provided by Alaska Railroad Corp.

In a mixed ruling on cross-motions for summary judgment, U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Beistline found that when the Army Corps signed off on a 35-mile extension of a line connecting a busy shipping port to the state-owned railroad, it considered the environmental impacts and...
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