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I-69 Lawsuit Filed Monday

Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads also known as CARR and officials with the I-69 Accountability Project, filed the suit Monday.

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Semi-trucks driving on I-69 near Evansville.

A number of landowners and an environmental group have filed a lawsuit in response to the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Section 4 of I-69 that stretches from Crane to just south of Bloomington.

Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads also known as CARR and officials with the I-69 Accountability Project, filed the suit this afternoon (Monday) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana in Indianapolis. The lawsuit lists violations of the Clean Air Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, the Administrative Procedures Act and the Transportation Act.

The plaintiffs say that INDOT’s violation of the Clean Air Act will result in increased levels of air pollution, which has a direct impact on public health.

A spokesperson for INDOT declined to comment on the lawsuit, saying they’d not had sufficient time to review it.

Claire Murphy

Claire Murphy Claire Murphy is a graduate of Indiana University with a major in Telecommunications and a minor in Business. Claire has recently joined WTIU as a Multi-Media Journalist in the news department. She has had previous internships with NBC Sports and CBS Sports working as a Production Assistant. Claire is also an alumni member to the Phi Mu Delta Alpha Chapter in Bloomington, Indiana.

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