Prior to the government shutdown, our DC environmental law firm submitted this letter to the Federal Railroad Administration to request a ninety-day extension on the DEIS public comment period. The letter cites several flaws with the FRA’s administration of public comment period. The bottom line is this: A sixty-day public comment period to review a document that is 5,000 pages and took years to produce is unacceptable. Additionally, the government shutdown may affect the public comment period as well. We will update you on Monday when we know if the FRA is included in the shutdown.
We are continuing to work hard on your behalf. Please be sure to visit our Maps page for more information about how you can be involved in protecting your property and our great State during this DEIS comment period.