environmental groups are opposing a plan to build I-99 over Bald
Eagle Mountain in Pennsylvania, The Penn State Collegian reported
groups – Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future, Trout Unlimited, the
Bald Eagle Ridge Protection Association, the National Audubon Society,
Pennsylvania Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, the Pennsylvania Deer
Association and the United Bowhunters of Pennsylvania – are opposing
a permit requested by the state’s DOT that would allow highway builders
to fill about 11 acres of wetlands, to enclose, bridge or fill 17,640
linear feet of stream, and to place 278,750 cubic yards of fill
within the floodway of North Bald Eagle Creek, the newspaper reported.
mountain is located near the town of State College, PA, in the rough
center of Pennsylvania and northwest of the state’s capital, Harrisburg.
Jugovic, a senior attorney for Citizens for Pennsylvania's Future,
the lead group in the appeal effort, says the state could use an
alternate route that would place the interstate in a nearby valley
near the current location of U.S. 220.