If you knew anything about the issue you would know that they were not abiding by the law- they and some people involved at the state level had done their best to circumvent the law. That is what the judge ruled on- THE LAW. If they had done the EIS from the start they would probably be done with it by now. They tried to circumvent it and lost 2 years.
Why do they not want to do an detailed EIS? 1) Cost or 2) Don't want to reveal what it will show or some combination of the 2. Regardless, as confirmed by the judge the law in NC states is if you receive public money for a project SEPA applies. End of discussion.
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