LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown is trying to keep possible environmental challenges from derailing California's high-speed train project.

The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/L4tzZs ) says Brown's office on Monday began circulating proposed legislation that would prevent courts from issuing work-stopping injunctions in many environmental lawsuits.

The proposal would affect suits brought by Merced County and Central Valley farm groups who argue the multibillion-dollar project would cause potential harm to agricultural areas.

The Times says Brown's office sent the proposal to major environmental groups, hoping to win their support.

However, Bruce Reznik of the Planning Conservation League says there's a lot of skepticism, even among groups that support the rail project.


Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

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