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Federal judge rules against activists seeking to block Capital Beltway project

Posted on AllSides March 20th, 2024
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A federal judge Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a coalition of environmental and preservation groups seeking to block a proposed expansion of the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270. U.S District Court Senior Judge Deborah K. Chasanow rejected a request for summary judgment sought by the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club, Friends of Moses Hall, National Resources Defense Council, and the Northern Virginia Citizens Association. The groups filed suit to block the proposed but now stalled highway widening project. “The Maryland Department of Transportation appreciates the court’s decision today,”...

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