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News June 08, 2001
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Groups seeking to delay or stop Atlanta's transportation improvement plans suffered a legal setback in the U

Groups seeking to delay or stop Atlanta's transportation improvement plans suffered a legal setback in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.


A federal judge denied a preliminary injunction filed by a coalition of local and national professional environmental groups led by the Sierra Club that would stop highway safety and capacity improvements in the Atlanta metropolitan area. If granted the injunction would have immediately halted planning and construction on 137 highway projects worth $400 million. The ruling allows state officials to continue with a three-year, $2 billion transportation plan.


The Advocates for Safe & Efficient Transportation is seeking intervenor status in the case, which would give the group a seat at the table during any settlement discussions or negotiations on the case.


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