Environmental group tries to block KC rail hub

A national environmental group with deep pockets and specialized legal expertise is joining the effort to block a permit for one of the area's biggest development projects.

The Natural Resources Defense Council filed a lawsuit Monday to halt the environmental permit issued for a rail yard proposed for southwest Johnson County.

The council claims that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to adequately evaluate the environmental effects of the nearly 500-acre rail hub that would be located about 30 miles south of Kansas City

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