CSTP agrees to drop Lawsuit
FHWA pays CSTP’s costs for bringing lawsuit
CSTP filed a Complaint in the United States District Court of Eastern Washington on April 13, 2010 in the hopes of forcing the department of transportation to conduct air toxics studies to evaluate the significant health effects that could afflict people living close to the NSC corridor. Only after CSTP filed our lawsuit did the FHWA conduct the required air toxics studies. To settle the lawsuit, the FHWA admitted they needed to conduct the studies and agreed to pay our costs for bringing the lawsuit. See the settlement agreement we entered into with the FHWA: Stipulation and Order of Dismissal
Our original Complaint which initiated the lawsuit.
Our health effects argument detailing why air toxics studies are important: health effects research.
The map shows that cancer risk is highest in the neighborhoods adjacent to the freeway corridors.
Here is the Executive Summary from the report MATESIIIExecutiveSummary-Final92008