Officials with Waste Facilities of Lafayette will not try to force Consolidated Government to move forward with plans for a controversial garbage transfer facility, according to a federal lawsuit. Instead, the company will seek only financial compensation.

The owners of a business near the site fear the threat of costly litigation might cause the council to seek an out of court settlement, which might allow the project to move forward. The owners have asked a judge to allow them to intervene in the lawsuit.

But Waste Facilities filed a motion opposing such an intervention, saying they only want financial compensation. The motion, though, did not specifically mention the prospect of reviving the project, and the city-parish council has had no public discussions about changing course.

A court hearing to discuss the intervention request has been set for May 30.