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Lawsuits target proposed rail yard for Los Angeles harbor
Lawsuits target proposed rail yard for Los Angeles harbor

Environmentalists and Long Beach officials are seeking a court order to stop the Port of Los Angeles from proceeding with plans to build a $500-million rail yard that could affect low-income neighborhoods nearby. The Natural Resources Defense Council, the City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Unified School District filed lawsuits on Thursday and Friday, challenging the proposed Southern California International Gateway, a 153-acre facility that will border homes, schools and parks in West Long Beach. The lawsuits assert that approvals for the freight yard should be set aside on the grounds that planners violated the California Environmental Quality Act by understating the...

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