Purple Line Plaintiffs Find Pattern of Mischaracterizations and Omissions, Broaden Lawsuit

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 9, 2015 7:00pm CONTACT: Ajay Bhatt: (301) 500-0124 John M. Fitzgerald: (202) 288-0231 Despite Thousands of Pages of Paper, the Purple Line Lacks Key Permits and  Fails to Fully Disclose Impacts or Fairly Weigh Alternatives as Required By Law Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail and Montgomery County citizens today filed… 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 »

03/05/14 – Obama Administration Greenwashed? Proposing $100 million for Maryland’s Purple Line makes it seem so.

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The Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail believe that the Obama Administration has fallen prey to greenwashing, as evidenced by the Administration’s recommendation for partial funding for the Maryland Transit Administration’s (MTA’s) Purple Line. Serious environmental concerns from multiple stakeholders remain unresolved, but yet, MTA is not being held accountable by the process as evidenced by the funding proposal.