Federal Judge Rejects Amending Savannah River Dredging Suit (USA)

Federal Judge Rejects Amending Savannah River Dredging Suit

The Georgia Ports Authority and South Carolina’s Savannah River Maritime Commission may take part in a lawsuit challenging the $650 million deepening of the river shipping channel, a federal judge has ruled Tuesday.

US District Judge Richard Gergel has denied a motion by environmental groups seeking to expand the lawsuit to address what South Carolina environmental laws should pertain to the project.

According to msn.com, the environmental groups from South Carolina and Georgia originally sued saying the deepening work needs a permit under the South Carolina’s Pollution Control Act.

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Dredging Today Staff, August 15, 2012; Image: savannahmagazine

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