Opponents to Elon Musk’s Boring Company LA tunnel have filed a lawsuit.
In Culver City, where the tunnel could end, officials are contemplating their own court challenge, the paper reports.
The two neighbourhood groups, the Brentwood Residents Coalition and the Sunset Coalition, sued the city earlier this month, claiming it had violated state law when it sought to waive environmental review for the tunnel.
Last month, the Los Angeles City Council’s public works committee unanimously agreed to exempt the tunnel from environmental analysis, which can add months or years to project timelines. The decision still needs a full council vote.
The paper reports that opponents believe the proposed tunnel to be part of a much larger underground transportation network plan, as shown by The Boring Company’s map (below), and that the city council is giving “piecemeal” approval to one component of a larger construction project.
boring company map
The state’s environmental law “cannot be evaded by chopping large projects into smaller pieces that taken individually appear to have no significant environmental impacts,” the suit said.
Last week, Musk released a video of a nearly complete test tunnel under LA.