October 31, 2008 11:08 Age: 5 yrs

Turner Clinic in the News for Representation of Local Environmental Organizations

Emory Law’s Turner Environmental Law Clinic recently was in the news for its involvement in a case challenging the expansion of the Plant Vogtle nuclear power facility, located on the Savannah River.

As part of the proposed expansion, Plant Vogtle would need to ship large, pre-assembled reactor components by barge through the Savannah River. On Oct. 24, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ruled that the effects of dredging the river need to be explored before the federal agency can issue permits for the nuclear reactors.

The Turner Clinic, along with attorney Diane Curran of Washington, D.C., represents several environmental organizations intervening in the case, including the Atlanta Women’s Action for New Directions, the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, the Center for a Sustainable Coast, Savannah Riverkeeper and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

More information about the ruling can be found in recent articles from the Augusta Chronicle and Savannah Now.

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