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Beverly Hills school district sues Metro



Beverly Hills High School is seen in Beverly Hills, CA in 2009.
Beverly Hills High School is seen in Beverly Hills, CA in 2009.
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In a very expected progression of events, Beverly Hills Unified School District has sued Metro officials to stop the route of the Westside subway extension from cruising under Beverly Hills High School.

The contentious $5.6 billion brouhaha officially boiled into a lawsuit on Wednesday that alleges the Los Angeles County Transportation Authority's subway route is in violation of the CA Environmental Quality Act, the L.A. Times reports.

School and city officials say tunneling through the oil field could be detrimental to future development and/or could set off a deadly fireball gas explosion. Metro maintains that the project is safe.

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