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California: Elon Musk’s ‘Boring Company’ Abandons LA Tunnel Plan

Breitbart Tech- The Elon Musk’s tunneling firm, The Boring Company, has abandoned its plans to build a tunnel beneath Los Angeles’ 405 freeway and Sepulveda Boulevard. The company claims it shut the project down due to lawsuits against it and the city.

TechCrunch reports that The Boring Company, founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has abandoned their plans to construct a tunnel beneath Los Angeles’ 405 freeway and Sepulveda Boulevard after local lawsuits aimed at investigating the potential environmental impact of the project were filed by local groups. The company aimed to fast-track the 2.7-mile long tunnel and had the backing of city officials to do so, but will no longer move forward.

“We cannot continue an item that’s going to delay innovation to our city,” said city councilman Joe Buscaino who supported the project. However, the project is no longer going ahead as a result of the lawsuits brought against the company. “The parties (The Boring Company, Brentwood Residents Coalition, Sunset Coalition, and Wendy-Sue Rosen) have amicably settled the matter of Brentwood Residents Coalition et al. v. City of Los Angeles (TBC — The Boring Company),” the company said in a statement to NBC.

The company does still appear to have plans to dig in Los Angeles however, stating: “The Boring Company is no longer seeking the development of the Sepulveda test tunnel and instead seeks to construct an operational tunnel at Dodger Stadium.” Work on a two-mile L.A. test tunnel was completed earlier this month as the company plans to construct what Musk has nicknamed the “Dugout Loop,” tunnel to Dodger Stadium.  read more


9 Comments on California: Elon Musk’s ‘Boring Company’ Abandons LA Tunnel Plan

  1. …how about boring over by the San Andreas fault instead? Maybe get something started that could result in Arizona having Pacific Coast real estate?

    …now THAT would be an “innovation” to LA that would benefit the ENTIRE nation…

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  2. Maybe since he wants to go to Mars he could drill holes and tunnels in the Martian landscape since there are no environmental regulations, at least yet. Better yet send him to Mars to open the first intergalactic fast food restaurant to feed all the hungry workers who will colonize Mars. Yeah, I know I read too much old scifi but where else can you get such a vivid imagination. I wonder if they would allow Chik-Fila to be the first one to open on Mars, nah it would probably be McBozos.

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  3. They successfully build pipelines don’t they?
    Build it above ground and provide the gangs something to spray paint on

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  4. “The parties (The Boring Company, Brentwood Residents Coalition, Sunset Coalition, and Wendy-Sue Rosen) have amicably settled the matter of Brentwood Residents Coalition et al. v. City of Los Angeles (TBC — The Boring Company),”

    Once again, the BANANAS win. (Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone)

    NIMBY’S (Not In My Back Yard) are the introverted version of BANANAS.

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  5. geoff, actually I read somewhere landing on planets is tricky business, as per what harmful bacteria we might introduce and leave behind that may kill off the planet.

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