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Los Angeles shuts down Elon Musk’s Boring Company’s LA freeway test tunnel

Poor, Elon Musk.

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Remember the tunnel that Elon Musk and the Boring Company was building under the west side city of Los Angeles? You know the one, it was the tunnel he wanted to create to help his commute time to SpaceX and the Boring Company. Well, as it turns out, that tunnel is no longer happening.

The reasoning behind all of this is because a number of resident groups sued the city of Los Angeles over its plan because the city was exempting the project, also known as the Test Tunnel, from environmental reviews. Whatever that means.

Here’s what the Boring Company had to say

Speaking to the NBC News and The Daily Beast, a Boring Company spokesman issued this statement:

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 Boring Company is no longer seeking the development of the Sepulveda test tunnel and instead seeks to construct an operational tunnel at Dodger Stadium.

If it weren’t for these meddling resident groups, The Boring Company would have gotten away with it, but alas, it just wasn’t meant to be.

Work had already started on the tunnel

A few weeks ago, Elon Musk tweeted a video showing the test tunnel. What was once supposed to be a 2-mile segment eventually was approved for only 950 feet near SpaceX property and now leaves the property with a gaping hole of earth and concrete and steel underground.

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