Snake River Alliance Actively Pursuing AEHI Lawsuit
Snake River Alliance News Release
Sept. 23, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Snake River Alliance
Andrea Shipley, executive director
208-344-9161 (w); 208-514-8713 (c)
Boise, ID – On August 22, 2008, the Alliance was sued by Alternative Energy Holdings, Inc. for alleged defamation of character. At this time, the Alliance has secured local legal counsel and will not be distracted from acting as Idaho’s nuclear watchdog and advocate for clean energy.
Since 2006, AEHI has touted plans to build a 1,600 MW nuclear reactor in Idaho, first in Owyhee County and no in Elmore County. The company has also told Idahoans it has lined up three separate investment entities to finance the massive cost of the multi-billion dollar plant and assorted applications. So far, no company has stepped up with the cash needed.
Snake River Alliance executive director Andrea Shipley said, “Yes, the case is pending and we have secured legal counsel. We won’t be detoured from doing our job,” Shipley said.
The Snake River Alliance works to promote the end to nuclear weapons, responsible solutions to nuclear waste and contamination, and sustainable alternatives to nuclear power.