NAACP Eyes Appeal After Court Backs NEPA Exclusion, Rejects EJ Call

January 13, 2023
The NAACP is considering appealing a federal court ruling that rejected the group’s challenge to a decision by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to exempt an Erie, PA, road expansion project from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review and to reject the plaintiffs request to require agencies to weigh the environmental justice (EJ) impacts of their decisions under NEPA. The plaintiffs are reviewing appeal options and remain “very disappointed that the project design puts vehicles first and does not protect...

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