Enviros Settle Challenge To $650M Georgia River Project

Law360, Washington (May 29, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT) -- A South Carolina federal judge on Wednesday signed off on the settlement of a challenge to a $652 million project to deepen a shipping channel in the Savannah River, praising environmental groups, state government and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for working together to close the case.

According to U.S. District Judge Richard Mark Gergel, the parties participated in a “pioneering mediation,” and worked for nine months to reach a satisfactory end to the challenge. Savannah Riverkeeper, South Carolina Coastal Conservation League and the South...
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