Stephen Ursery, Editor, Waste Age Magazine

June 8, 2004

1 Min Read
Supreme Court Says U.S. Highways Can Be Opened To Mexican Trucks

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the Bush administration can grant Mexican trucks access to U.S. roads without conducting a study of the environmental effects. "Ruling on narrow procedural issues, the Supreme Court said the president has authority to open the border, and a federal agency responsible for truck safety has no say in the matter," says a report by The Associated Press (AP). "Thus, the agency was under no obligation to study environmental effects from opening the border, as a lower federal court had ordered."

In 2002, President Bush ordered that U.S. highways be opened to Mexican trucks, but the issue has since been tied up in the courts, the AP says. "As a practical matter, Monday’s ruling may mean little," the AP adds. "The Bush administration had already begun the court-ordered study and is expected to complete it soon." It was not clear as of Monday whether the study would continue, the AP reported.

About the Author(s)

Stephen Ursery

Editor, Waste Age Magazine, Waste360

Stephen Ursery is the editor of Waste Age magazine. During his time as editor, Waste Age has won more than 20 national and regional awards. He has worked for Penton Media since August 1999. Before joining Waste Age as the magazine's managing editor, he was an associate editor for American City & County and for National Real Estate Investor.

Prior to joining Penton, Stephen worked as a reporter for The Marietta Daily Journal and The Fulton County Daily Report, both of which are located in metro Atlanta.

Stephen earned a BA in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

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