California Bullet Train Project Will No Longer Get Environmental Exception

June 22, 2012 by  
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California  Governor Jerry Brown has courted controversy for protecting the state’s bullet train project from environmental regulations, but it seems he’s now done a U-turn saying he  plans to withdraw his proposal to do so. The 360 seems odd considering that in the past, he even went so far as to propose modifications to the  California Environmental Quality Act  in order to start construction of the high-speed rail project. The entire plan has drawn criticism over mounting costs, which are rumoured to  total nearly $100 billion  and some officials have even said that the rail system, which would run between several major metro areas and through the Central Valley, would struggle to make its costs back. However the project is still going ahead and construction is set to start this December. Read the rest of California Bullet Train Project Will No Longer Get Environmental Exception Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air pollution , California Environmental Quality Act , californian bullet train , californian high speed rain , emissions , Governor Brown , green transportation , high speed rail , jerry brown , natural defense research council , Sierra Club

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California Bullet Train Project Will No Longer Get Environmental Exception

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