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Role of state law at issue in California high-speed rail lawsuit

(Source: Associated Press, May 20, 2014)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's $68 billion bullet train project should be exempt from the state's strict environmental review process now that it is subject to federal oversight, the state attorney general's office argued Tuesday in a state appellate court. The hearing came after the federal Surface Transportation Board determined last year that it has authority over California's high-speed rail project, subjecting it to additional federal requirements.

Full story: Sacramento Bee

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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