SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge denied a request Friday from Central Valley farmers who sought to halt work on California's ambitious high-speed rail project.
Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley denied a request for a preliminary injunction.
Groups representing Central Valley farmers claim that the California High-Speed Rail Authority should have to halt all planning and engineering work on the $68 billion project because the state violated environmental laws.
The judge ruled that "the authority acted reasonably and in good faith" in considering the project's impact.
The rail authority's chairman, Dan Richard, applauded the decision.