Save Our Sound OBX Inc. v. N.C. Dep’t of Transp. (P)

State and federal agencies didn’t violate the National Environmental Policy Act or the Department of Transportation Act in deciding to replace a highway segment with the “Jug-Handle Bridge” across the Pamlico Sound in North Carolina.

The agencies weren’t required to prepare an environmental impact study to consider either the alignment of the bridge or beach nourishment alternatives. Further, the agencies adequately considered the effects of construction traffic caused by the bridge and didn’t rely on the bridge as a choice predetermined among alternatives.


Save Our Sound OBX Inc. v. N.C. Dep’t of Transp. (P), No. 18-1649, Jan. 23, 2019. 4th Cir. (Duncan) from EDNC at Elizabeth City (Flanagan).

Categories: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Opinions, Published

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