Raleigh 540 Extension Would Toll Drivers and Environment

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Groundbreaking settlement agreement reached on Raleigh-area toll highway

SELC announced today that it signed a historic settlement with the North Carolina Department of Transportation on behalf of its clients Clean Air Carolina, Sound Rivers, and the Center for Biological Diversity. The deal settles legal claims filed by...

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Complete 540 Project Moves Forward with Settlement Agreement

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation and Sound Rivers, Inc., Center for Biological Diversity, and Clean Air Carolina, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, have signed a settlement agreement. This will allow the N.C....

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Challenge filed over deficient water quality permit for $2.2B N.C. toll road

SELC today filed a petition challenging the state’s issuance of a water quality certification permitting the construction of the $2.2 billion 540 toll highway south of Raleigh. This petition challenges the North Carolina Division of Water Resources’...

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Speak up now to oppose destructive $2.2 billion 540 toll project

In the midst of recovery from Hurricane Florence, the North Carolina Department of Transportation has submitted an application for permits so that it can move forward with the most expensive and damaging highway projects North Carolina has ever seen....

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Conservation Groups File New Claims against NCDOT, FHWA, NMFS over Deficient Review of 540 Toll Road

RALEIGH, N.C – On behalf of Sound Rivers, the Center for Biological Diversity and Clean Air Carolina, the Southern Environmental Law Center today filed a slew of new claims in their lawsuit challenging the $2.2 billion 540 toll highway.  In these...

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Conservation Groups Sue Trump Administration over its Illegal Approval of $2.2 Billion 540 Toll Road

RALEIGH, N.C – On behalf of Sound Rivers and the Center for Biological Diversity, the Southern Environmental Law Center today filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina challenging the United...

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Conservation groups sue over illegal approval of $2.2B N.C. toll road

SELC today filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina challenging the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s illegal approval of the $2.2 billion 540 toll highway near Raleigh. The suit was filed...

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Less Costly, Comprehensive Alternative to $2.2 Billion Extension of 540 Toll Road Released

CHAPEL HILL, N.C – On behalf of Sound Rivers and Clean Air Carolina, the Southern Environmental Law Center today released a report by expert transportation engineer Walter Kulash detailing a comprehensive suite of transportation upgrades that would...

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