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Suit over Lennar EIR could force changes in bridge on Yosemite Slough

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A proposed bridge over Yosemite Slough has environmentalists going to court

As Feinstein observed, "The CSPF does great work, but they are not usually advocates for conservation and biodiversity. That is what the club and Audubon Society does."

Stuart Flashman, attorney for the Sierra Club and the Golden Gate Audubon Society, said that in the long run the lawsuit won't stop the project from going forward. "But in the short term, if the court finds that the EIR wasn't adequate and that there are significant impacts from the bridge that could have been avoided, then the city has to go back and redo that part of the EIR, a process that could take two to four months. And if they conclude, yeah, the impacts from the bridge are unavoidable, then they'd have to redo it to go around the slough."

Flashman says he hasn't seen the proposal CPSF and Lennar are working on. "But as part of this suit, we are required to sit down with the city and see if we can settle — and we are hopeful we can do that."