GreenLaw is a member of the Georgia Water Coalition's leadership team and has been working closely with the coalition this legislative session to promote clean water issues under the Gold Dome. Of particular interest to GreenLaw is the Emergency Response bill (HB 549), which relates to our Ogeechee River fish kill case, and revisions to the Coastal Marshland and Shoreline Protection Act (HB 402), which impacts the work we're doing to protect Jekyll Island from overdevelopment. Click here
to read about these two bills.
Thanks to the Georgia Water Coalition and Neill Herring with the Sierra Club for providing content for the legislative updates.
Out & About
GreenLaw recently co-hosted a lunch with Georgia State University featuring Dr. Ben Santer, atmospheric scientist at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. John Sibley, Senior Policy Fellow at Southface, led the discussion on climate change, Santer's early research contributed to the "discernible human influence" conclusion of the 1995 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. His recent work has included research on "human fingerprints" in observed records of climate change.
Click here to watch the video of Dr. Santer's discussion.
Stephanie Goes to the White House
GreenLaw's executive director, Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, was honored to be part of the White House's 2nd Annual Summit on Women and the Environment. Here she is with the other participants from Georgia; Angelou Ezeilo, founder of the Greening Youth Foundation; and Gwen Keyes-Fleming, EPA Region IV Director. Participants heard from a variety of speakers, including Gina McCarthy, nominee for EPA Director.