Monroe Bypass

US Army Corps of Engineers revokes NCDOT's permit for the Monroe Bypass

On April 26, 2013 the US Army Corps of Engineers revoked NCDOT's permit for the Monroe Bypass. The permit is required under section 404 of the Clean Water Act and the Bypass cannot be constructed without it. The Yadkin Riverkeeper along with Clean Air Carolina and the NC Wildlife Federation have been urging the Corps to revoke the permit since the ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit last May which invalidated the environmental study performed by NCDOT.

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Notice of Intent to sue under the Clean Water Act

On February 5, 2013 the groups issued a Notice of Intent to sue under the Clean Water Act to the Corps. In response to that letter, the Corp finally agreed to revoke the permit for the Monroe Bypass, almost a year after the Fourth Circuit's ruling.

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