9th Circuit Affirms Ruling Denying Groups' Request To Stop Rail Extension Project

9th Circuit Affirms Ruling Denying Groups' Request To Stop Rail Extension Project

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A federal judge in Alaska did not abuse his discretion when denying a motion brought by three environmental groups seeking to enjoin construction of a rail extension project, a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel ruled Oct. 7, finding that the judge did not err in holding that the groups' alternative plan has already been found infeasible and significantly raises project costs (Cook Inletkeeper, et al v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, et al., No. 13-35101, 9th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 20432).

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