Ag groups who have opposed a high-speed railroad project across central California got some bad news Friday.

Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley denied a request for a preliminary injunction, saying that the agency overseeing the project "acted reasonably and in good faith" in trying to comply with California environmental law, according to this story from The Associated Press.

The case is not final, but the judge’s ruling allows planning for the project to continue. Actual construction is scheduled to begin next July. 

Groups such as the Madera County Farm Bureau, Merced County Farm Bureau and Preserve Our Heritage sought an injunction to prevent the project from being built. They claimed the rail authority approved the route before fully addressing the environmental impact.

Some farms are in the path of the project. See “High speed train set to derail dairy farm.”

Also see, “Ag groups challenge Calif. rail plan.”