Description: Challenge to regional transportation plan.
Cascade Bicycle Club v. Puget Sound Regional Council
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 07/22/2013 Opinion Download Affirmed trial court's dismissal of acction. The Washington Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a challenge to the regional transportation plan adopted by the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC). The Court of Appeals concluded that a state statute that established statewide greenhouse gas emissions reductions requirements did not require PSRC to approve a plan that achieved the region’s proportional share of the statewide emissions reduction requirement, and that PSRC had not voluntarily committed itself to achieving the emissions reductions. The Court of Appeals also found that the assessment of alternative actions and potential mitigation measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the plan’s environmental impact statement satisfied State Environmental Policy Act requirements.