Opponents of Colorado DOT’s I-70 Expansion Plan Want Civil Rights Inquiry

The Denver Post reports, “Community groups that oppose the controversial $1.2 billion expansion of Interstate 70 through northeast Denver have asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to investigate potential civil rights violations in the state’s plan.” The report adds, “The suit challenges new EPA Clean Air Act requirements. The Colorado Department of Transportation are using those new standards to claim that increased emissions from traffic on the expanded I-70 would not violate national air quality standards, according to the suit.” The I-70 plan’s improvements include new toll lanes.