9th Circuit says No to Halting rail work, Again
MAT-SU—For a second time, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a request to stop construction on the Port MacKenzie Rail Extension. Yesterday the order was issued in San Francisco, denying an emergency appeal by Cook Inlet Keeper, Sierra Club, and Alaska Survival.
Two weeks ago, Cook Inlet Keeper lost in federal court in Anchorage on its request for an injunction on construction, when U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline ruled in just four days against halting construction on the 32-mile rail link. “(Stopping construction) does not appear to be in the best interest of the public,” Judge Beistline wrote then.