Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency Settlement

The Native American Heritage Commission has settled its litigation against the Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency.

Agency board members voted 10-2 to end the lawsuits brought in 2006 and 2011 by the state of California, the California Parks and Recreation Commission, the Native American Heritage Commission and the Save San Onofre Coalition.

The lawsuits claimed that the environmental impact reports for both projects were inadequate and that the Foothill South extension would damage valuable open space, a local land conservancy and one of the most popular parks in the state.