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Public Interest Research Group of Mich. v. Brinegar

Citation: 5 ELR 20502
No. No. 74-2329, 517 F.2d 917/(6th Cir., 07/18/1975)

A district court judgment denying a preliminary injunction against widening a six-lane highway near the campus of Michigan State University is affirmed by the Sixth Circuit. The district court did not abuse its discretion in denying the injunction since the project is substantially completed, its adverse environmental effect is negligible in comparison to the need to correct a dangerous highway intersection, and it is unlikely that the plaintiffs would prevail on the merits of their claims under NEPA and § 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act.

Counsel for Appellant
Jay W. Sexton
Sexton & Watson
220 Auburn Street
East Lansing, Mich. 48823

Counsel for Appellee
Frank Spies U.S. Attorney
313 Federal Building
Grand Rapids, Mich. 48823