Mass. AG Appeals NRC Decision On Rulemaking

Law360 (October 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has appealed a decision by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to deny a rulemaking petition that affects the re-licensing of two New England nuclear power stations and ignores a request for the agency to address the risks of severe accidents at those plants.

In the appeal, filed Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Coakley claims that by denying the rulemaking petition, the NRC has violated the National Environmental Policy Act and other applicable laws by failing...
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