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“Ruling slows truck academy”

May 17, 2011

By Rick Orlov

“Neighbors opposed to a proposed truck driving academy at Lopez Canyon scored a small victory this week when a judge ruled that a more in-depth environmental study was required, potentially delaying the project and making it more costly.

Superior Court Judge Ann Jones issued a preliminary decision that the city had failed to meet California Environmental Quality Act requirements to allow the academy without first launching a full environmental impact report.

The city had argued that only a briefer negative impact statement was needed because the project involved a limited use of 1.5 acres of land for five years.”

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