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September 22, 2021

New Challenge For High Speed Rail To Vegas

Land bridges for bighorns. That's the challenge. Conservation groups say that a 6-foot high barrier wall that will separate I-15 traffic from the new rail line to be constructed down the median of the highway will prevent bighorn sheep from crossing. One assumes that currently the sheep are just dodging between motor vehicles, but the article makes no mention of rates of roadkill except for citing one traffic accident. The demand is for three crossings which the railroad has not budget for. As a railroad project, it is solely under federal jurisdiction and, therefore, CEQA does not apply! The conservationist toolbox is diminished in this case.

Filed under California | permalink | September 22, 2021 at 07:53 AM

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