NRDC Brings Suit Against Kansas Proposed Kansas City Rail Hub

"A national environmental group with deep pockets and specialized legal expertise is joining the effort to block a permit for one of the area’s biggest development projects.

The Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit Monday to halt the environmental permit issued for a massive rail yard proposed for southwest Johnson County.

The organization claims that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to adequately evaluate the environmental effects of the nearly 500-acre rail hub that would be located about 30 miles south of Kansas City."

Brad Cooper reports for the Kansas City Star February 1, 2010.

Source: Kansas City Star, 02/02/2010