June 20, 2005
Tulane Law Clinic Victorious in Landfill Litigation
The Tulane Law School Environmental Law Clinic successfully challenged an industrial waste landfill contract in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. Tulane filed the lawsuit in 2003 on behalf of George Washington, an indigent resident of the parish. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network joined Tulane in the suit.
The contested 50-year landfill contract was endorsed by a parish Police Jury. Later, when citizens objected to the contract, the Police Jury sought to cancel the contract. Mr. Washington, and other concerned citizens, sued after the waste disposal company refused to terminate the landfill contract. The story is reported in yesterday's Baton Rouge Advocate.
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