Southern California city sues neighboring town to halt NFL stadium plans

LOS ANGELES -- The city of Walnut says it has filed a lawsuit to stop the proposed construction of a professional football stadium in a neighboring Southern California city.

Walnut officials said in a statement Wednesday that the lawsuit accuses the city of Industry of approving the $800 million venue without sufficiently reviewing its environmental impact.

The Industry city council unanimously approved the plan last month as a way to try to lure an NFL team back to the Los Angeles area.

Industry is located about 15 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Walnut fears the stadium could lead to traffic-clogged streets and rowdy fan behavior.

Industry city manager Kevin Radecki didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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