Author: Brandon Middleton
Environmentalists have filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping construction of the Interstate 69 extension in southern Indiana, claiming the project violates federal environmental laws.
Landowners affected by the I-69 project, Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads and the I-69 Accountability Project filed the suit in federal court in Indianapolis on Monday, a week after federal highway officials signed off on the final environmental review for the stretch from the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center to Bloomington.
The groups contend that the highway project threatens the endangered Indiana bat and violates the federal Endangered Species Act.
For prior coverage of Indiana bat issues in West Virginia, go here.