2 More Agencies Join $650M Challenge To Ga. River Project

Law360, New York (August 14, 2012, 2:12 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday ruled the Georgia Ports Authority and the Savannah River Maritime Commission may join a $650 million lawsuit challenging a project to deepen the river shipping channel.

But U.S. District Judge Richard Mark Gergel denied a separate motion by the original plaintiffs to be allowed to expand their complaint to include South Carolina environmental permitting requirements.

The Savannah Riverkeeper Network and other environmental groups in February sued to halt the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project — an effort to deepen the 38-mile shipping...
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