1st Circ. Slams Enviros' Bid To Halt NH Nuclear Permit

Law360, New York (January 4, 2013, 7:37 PM EST) -- The First Circuit on Friday shot down a petition from renewable energy advocates challenging a 20-year operating permit for a New Hampshire nuclear plant, upholding the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's decision to deny them a hearing on the validity of applicant NextEra Energy Seabrook LLC's environmental report.

The appeals court rejected claims by Beyond Nuclear, the New Hampshire Sierra Club and the Seacoast Anti-Pollution League that the NRC had misinterpreted the National Environmental Policy Act and abused its discretion when it refused to give the organizations...
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