Enviros Lose Bid To Block $500M Austin Highway Projects

Law360, New York (October 19, 2016, 6:53 PM EDT) -- Austin, Texas, residents and environmentalists lost their bid to temporarily block the start of any groundwork and preparations on $500 million in highway improvement projects after a federal judge ruled Wednesday that local transportation officials complied with the proper regulations before greenlighting the projects.

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel rejected a request for a preliminary injunction from a coalition of residents and conservation and environmental groups that launched a National Environmental Policy Act suit against the Texas Department of Transportation and Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority...
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