Fundraiser and Learning Session Packs the House in Support of Citizens Lawsuit

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On November 22 the Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail fundraiser and learning session packed the house with over 80 enthusiastic supporters. Participants learned about Purple Line impacts and the status of the citizens’ lawsuit, and made donations in support. Many who could not attend sent their encouragement and contributions. Participants came from multiple communities… Read more »

Citizens Notify Gov. Hogan of Intent to Sue To Enforce State Law, Citing Purple Line Failures to Assess Full Risks and Costs

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Present and former Montgomery County citizens and the nonprofit Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail have sent to top Maryland officials a Notice of Intent to Sue to require the Maryland Transit Administration to publicly assess the Purple Line and less harmful and less expensive alternatives in order to meet the requirements of Maryland state… Read more »

Lawsuit Is Filed against Purple Line to Protect Endangered Species, Popular Forested Trail

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For Further Information Contact: Ajay Bhatt: (301) 500-0124 John M. Fitzgerald:  (202) 288-0231 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2014   Lawsuit Is Filed against Purple Line to Protect Endangered Species, Popular Forested Trail  Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail and Montgomery County residents filed suit today against the federal government to protect two species of… Read more »

FCCT launches legal action to protect endangered species from Purple Line.

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06/25/2014 – Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Sustainable Economy, and Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail launch legal action to protect endangered species from Purple Line. Protecting the Trail is also about protecting endangered species habitat!   Center for Biological Diversity, an influential national environmental organization dedicated to preserving endangered species, Center for Sustainable… Read more »