Elon Musk and his Boring Company are not longer building a tunnel under the 405 freeway.
They will however move on down the road to continue plans for a tunnel under Dodgers Stadium and in nearby Hawthorn.
The reason for the withdrawal from the Westside Los Angeles along the 405 highway project seems to stem from too many lawsuits over plans to exempt the project from undergoing environmental reviews. It would appear the residents who live in that area didn't want a giant tunnel dug into the earthquake and fire prone area without important environmental impact surveys.
A spokesperson for The Boring Company released a statement saying:
"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."
Here is Musk talking about the earlier plans.
WATCH: Elon Musk shows The Boring Company's LA tunnel system, and describes it as an "autonomous multilevel car sys… https://t.co/SxjfcaUa1C— TicToc by Bloomberg (@TicToc by Bloomberg)1526612320.0
Even back in May people had concerns.
@tictoc @elonmusk I am not seeing much in terms of earthquake safety hope we hear soon how that has been factored i… https://t.co/go3W6FSM7N— 🥺dory🐠🐠🐠 (@🥺dory🐠🐠🐠)1526641886.0
@tictoc @elonmusk California earthquakes. #inevitable #claustrophobia— rajeev bhatia (@rajeev bhatia)1526646077.0
@tictoc @elonmusk What if there is an earthquake though? Can the system sustain moving a few inches?— Jillian Bowman (@Jillian Bowman)1526619135.0
@tictoc @elonmusk @elonmusk I’m super excited for this but how safe will it really be for the passengers. I current… https://t.co/xeZn6R3634— Ash (@Ash)1526625631.0
@tictoc @elonmusk Yea like I really wanna be stuck in traffic underground 🤨— CFuller (@CFuller)1543452813.0
But Musk supporters are nothing if not loyal.
@laura_nelson That's unfortunate. He is the only one that can do new things. Hes the only billionaire that cares en… https://t.co/g4cI9XhX9C— dustin (@dustin)1543460979.0
@Matt58754 @skypop38 @laura_nelson Tunnels are the safest of places in an earthquake. It may seem counterintuitive… https://t.co/H2HwsREoTj— Evil Ken (@Evil Ken)1543440686.0
Things didn't work out on the Westside but maybe another location will be better.
@NBCNews For those that didn't read the article - he's making a tunnel somewhere else since so many folks in the proposed area filed suits.— Ginny Keller (@Ginny Keller)1543386628.0
@groovychk @NBCNews I bet he’ll try to rebuild in poor communities. 🙄— angelina~jolie’s~forhead~vein (@angelina~jolie’s~forhead~vein)1543432900.0
@Crystallicks131 @groovychk @NBCNews That then will become rich communities when it done but yeah people will still complain— Jean Pierre Figaredo (@Jean Pierre Figaredo)1543437811.0
@JeanPierreFig @Crystallicks131 @groovychk @NBCNews what do you think happens to the poor people in those areas— jared (@jared)1543439301.0
@bog_toddler @JeanPierreFig @Crystallicks131 @NBCNews I don't think much happens since it's way underground. Not u… https://t.co/JJFLVrl7j0— Ginny Keller (@Ginny Keller)1543439560.0
@groovychk @bog_toddler @JeanPierreFig @NBCNews It really isn’t. If you are from the LA area you can visit the base… https://t.co/M20ucoRjXj— angelina~jolie’s~forhead~vein (@angelina~jolie’s~forhead~vein)1543441114.0
@Crystallicks131 @bog_toddler @JeanPierreFig @NBCNews Interesting. Boring faq (https://t.co/rsXHDMS85k) claims tha… https://t.co/fkEOGdfAiR— Ginny Keller (@Ginny Keller)1543441548.0
Which might explain why residents wanted environmental reports.
@NBCNews So Musk got mad that he wasn't allowed to skip over necessary environmental impact surveys and bailed? Dea… https://t.co/f934CeDEtr— Shivers (@Shivers)1543386079.0
@Shivrars @NBCNews https://t.co/5UruDL8ePO— Jon Wilson (@Jon Wilson)1543386681.0
Is there any doubt Musk will be moving forward on his quest to save the world, one flamethrower at a time?