California Attorney General sues to block Orange County toll road

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California's attorney general is suing over a plan to extend the 241 toll road in southern Orange County. (Photo: The Foothill-Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency manages several toll roads in Orange County including the 73 toll road).

California's attorney general is suing to stop a $200 million extension of a southern Orange County toll road.
    
The Orange County Register reports that Kamala Harris sued last month to block a 5 ½-mile extension of State Route 241.
    
The suit claims the toll road agency violated state environmental law in approving the project.
    
It calls the extension a dead-end "road to nowhere" and claims its real purpose is to pave the way for a 16-mile extension linking 241 to Interstate 5 near the San Diego County line.
    
The California Coastal Commission has rejected the longer extension.
    
The Foothill-Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency contends the small extension is a stand-alone project. Spokeswoman Lori Olin says the agency hasn't seen the suit and can't comment.

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