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toll road ruling (access required)

The Southern Environmental Law Center is challenging a ruling that paves the way for the more than $700 million Monroe Bypass project to move forward. On Monday, the SELC filed an appeal in federal court after U.S. District Court Judge James Dever III ...

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Bypass project gets green light

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled in favor of construction of the Monroe Connector/Bypass project. Environmentalists had challenged the proposed toll road, criticizing the environmental impact study. But Judge James Dever III said the study was done properly. The ...

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Charlotte City Council’s Environment Committee supports change to PCCO

A controversial proposed change to the city of Charlotte’s Post Construction Controls Ordinance is one step closer to becoming reality. On Monday, the City Council’s Environment Committee voted 3-2 to recommend removing a natural-area requirement from the PCCO, a change ...

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Lack of work on Monroe 
Connector/Bypass keeps 
developers on the sidelines (access required)

The landscape in Union County is about to change. The Monroe Connector/Bypass project will bring a toll road through the rural area, likely resulting in commercial development along the corridor. The question is when. The 19.7-mile road will span from ...

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