Safety Trumps Historic Character Of Bridge

August 2009
Land Use Law Report;2009, Vol. 37 Issue 8, p61
The article discusses a court case wherein the plaintiffs sued the local government of Louisville, Kentucky and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation for a declaratory judgment under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The plaintiffs argued that the defendants violated NEPA by using a Categorical Exclusion checklist, which did not guarantee that the project will not impact traffic and historical sites. The Court dismissed the plaintiff's claims stating that the defendants considered relevant aspects related to the renovation.


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