California

Judge Denies Request to Block Calif. High-Speed Rail Construction

Though injunction refused, legal case can still move forward

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A judge has denied a request from Central Valley farmers to temporarily block California's ambitious high-speed rail project.

Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley on Friday denied a request for a preliminary injunction to halt the $68 billion infrastructure project.

Groups representing Central Valley farmers claim that the California High-Speed Rail Authority should have to halt all planning and engineering work because the state violated environmental laws.