Update: TexPIRG sues TxDOT over I-35 Capital Express expansion project

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Matt Casale
Director, Environment Campaigns

Author: Matt Casale

Director, Environment Campaigns

(617) 747-4314

Started on staff: 2017
B.A., magna cum laude, George Washington University; J.D., George Washington University Law School

Matt oversees PIRG's toxics, transportation and zero waste campaigns and leads PIRG’s climate program to promote a cleaner, healthier future for all Americans. Matt lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife, two daughters and chihuahua.

TexPIRG, Environment Texas, and the Rethink35 campaign are suing the Texas Department of Transportation for its plan to expand the I-35 highway. TxDOT’s plan splits the project into separate parts, which, the groups allege, is an illegal move to avoid more rigorous environmental review and public attention a larger project would receive.

 

"By splitting its I-35 project into separate parts, TxDOT is clearly violating the law," says TexPIRG Environment Campaigns Director Matt Casale. "For such a major highway project, TxDOT should be undertaking the most rigorous environmental review process, as well as giving the public much more opportunity to meaningfully participate in the conversation."

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Matt Casale
Director, Environment Campaigns

Author: Matt Casale

Director, Environment Campaigns

(617) 747-4314

Started on staff: 2017
B.A., magna cum laude, George Washington University; J.D., George Washington University Law School

Matt oversees PIRG's toxics, transportation and zero waste campaigns and leads PIRG’s climate program to promote a cleaner, healthier future for all Americans. Matt lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife, two daughters and chihuahua.