Tribal Group Asks 9th Circ. To Undo Gov't Highway Win
Law360, New York (January 19, 2017, 1:41 PM EST) -- The Gila River Indian Community on Wednesday filed an opening brief with the Ninth Circuit asking the appeals court to overturn a ruling that federal and state agencies took no shortcuts on environmental reviews when approving a Phoenix-area highway project, alleging the agencies violated the National Environmental Policy Act.
The community is appealing an August district court grant of summary judgment in favor of the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration against claims that the evaluation of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project, which would partly run near the edge of the community’s land, was flawed. The...
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