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 to prevent land clearing and other preliminary work from moving forward on the first two...

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