January 12, 2008
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Block Atlantic Yards
New York Times
The lawsuit had been widely considered the last major one standing in the way of the project, second perhaps only to an eminent domain suit that was dismissed by a federal judge in June.Although this sentence structure is creative, this statement doesn't make any sense. This lawsuit is not the "last major one standing in the way of the project." That would be the eminent domain lawsuit, which is in federal court.
In rejecting a claim, for example, that the review failed to properly address the prospect that the project would provide a tempting target for terrorists, the judge said the project did not have as many inherent hazards as “facilities with some degree of dangerousness, such as an oil supertanker port, a gas storage facility or a hazardous waste facility.”
Justice Madden also rejected claims that a timetable for the project was inaccurate, and that the environmental impact statement did not consider the major effect the project would have on traffic in the neighborhood, on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and on the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.
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Posted by amy at January 12, 2008 12:41 PM