GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Construction could be delayed for a road connecting the Mississippi State Port of Gulfport to Interstate 10.
The Sun Herald reports a federal judge has revoked the Mississippi Department of Transportation's federal permit to build the northern end of the road.
MDOT had planned to create a conservation area by using 1,600 acres near the interstate, as a trade-off for filling 162 acres of wetlands to build the road.
However, U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden found the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers acted "arbitrarily and capriciously" in issuing permits. He revoked the permit to MDOT and told the Corps to conduct a new environmental review before issuing any other permit.
Ozerden's ruling came in a lawsuit filed by a company that owns most of the land MDOT wants.
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