Environmental – Administrative – NEPA Review – Toll RoadNorth Carolina Wildlife Federation v. North Carolina Department of Transportation Even though defendants analyzed the impact of highway-building and no-build scenarios using socioeconomic data that already contemplated building the highway, defendants took extensive steps to ensure that the data constituted an appropriate baseline for the no-build scenario. Multiple investigations by an engineering firm confirmed the propriety of the data and the accuracy of defendants’ analyses. Defendants’ use of and reliance on these data were reasonable and did not violate defendants’ obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Defendants’ motion for summary judgment is granted.
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Published: October 28, 2011
Time posted: 11:22 am
Tags: Administrative, Environmental, NEPA Review, Toll Road