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California attorney general sues to block toll road extension

Posted By Amanda Bayhi On June 7, 2013 @ 11:16 am In News & Analysis | No Comments

State Route 241 toll road (Photo: Raymond Yu / Flickr) [1]

State Route 241 (Photo: Raymond Yu / Flickr [2])

California Attorney General Kamala Harris sued last month to stop the $200 million extension of a toll road in Orange County, Southern California Public Radio reported [3].

Harris’ suit to block a 5.5-mile extension of State Route 241 is claims the Foothill-Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency  violated state environmental law when it approved the project because, according to Harris, the extension only serves to allow for a future 16-mile extension that links State Route 241 to Interstate 5 near the San Diego County line.

The California Coastal Commission previously rejected the 16-mile extension.

The toll road agency said the approved extension is a stand-alone project.

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[2] Raymond Yu / Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/raymondyue/5474920295/

[3] Southern California Public Radio reported: http://www.scpr.org/news/2013/06/05/37584/california-attorney-general-sues-to-block-orange-c/

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