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Morning Notes

By Aaron Kraut

Friday - 1/24/2014, 10:50am  ET

Flickr photo by woodleywonderworks

Feds Say Purple Line Won’t Hurt Shrimp, Chevy Chase Residents Prepare To Sue — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has found that the Purple Line won’t harm an endangered shrimp-like creature in Rock Creek. A group led by Chevy Chase environmental John Fitzgerald says it’s about to sue the federal government for failing to take in to account the cumulative effect of Purple Line-related development in Chevy Chase Lake and downtown Bethesda. [Washington Post]

PTAs Support Leggett’s School Construction Budget — The Montgomery County Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (MCCPTA) says its behind County Executive Isiah Leggett’s recommended $1.1 billion toward school construction budgets in his FY 2015-2020 Capital Budget. [MCCPTA]

“Lunch & Learn” On PR Strategies — The D.C.-based Sasse Agency is hosting a marketing, public relations and social media session on Jan. 31, froom noon to 1 p.m. at 4800 Hampden Lane #200. [Sasse]

Building Industry Advocates Wary Of Sustainability Package — Some representatives of builders and building management companies say the County Council should consider all options while looking at Councilmember Roger Berliner’s recent package of 13 sustainability bills. One bill would require all new buildings to be built to LEED Silver standards, matching the existing law for new county buildings. Building owners might also have to include electric vehicle charging stations. [The Gazette]

Flickr photo by woodleywonderworks