California bullet train faces new sweeping legal challenge


By Kathy Hamilton | Cal Watchdog

A massive California Environmental Quality Act lawsuit was filed June 4 in Sacramento Superior Court over the newly certified environmental impact report for the bullet-train project segment linking Fresno to Bakersfield.

This EIR is supposed to have far more details about the impacts of the project on affected communities and the environment. But the new lawsuit — filed by the County of Kings, Citizens for California High-Speed Rail Accountability and the Kings County Farm Bureau — alleges that there are major conflicts and omissions between the old EIR and the new one. It also alleges that the California High-Speed Rail Authority, in preparing the new EIR, routinely minimized environmental impacts and the need for mitigation measures despite knowing of contrary evidence.

at Cal Watchdog.