Another Lawsuit Complicates Purple Line Plans in Maryland
Katherine Shaver reports on the latest setback for the Purple Line in Maryland:
Opponents of Maryland’s Purple Line project have filed a third federal lawsuit aimed at stopping the rail line’s construction, arguing that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers improperly allowed work that will harm streams and wetlands.
More specifically, the lawsuit alleges that "the corps permit allowing dredging and other work in streams and wetlands is illegal under the Clean Water Act."
The news of the lawsuit follows closely after a scoop earlier this month, also reported by Shaver, that the Purple Line is behind schedule and over budget while project contractors and state officials disagree about the remaining construction schedule.