Judge tosses final Purple Line claim

US District Court Judge Richard Leon has confirmed that he will not reconsider the Purple Line’s potential effects on air and noise pollution, paving the way for the deal to be ruled on by the court of appeals.

Leon tossed out the claim from the Town of Chevy Chase residents, and the trail advocacy group Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail, asking for reconsideration that the deal had violated environmental statutes. 

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