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 Giving Georgia's Environment Its Day in Court!       April 2013

 

Greetings!
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Thank you for taking an interest in our mission at GreenLaw to use the power of the law to fight for Georgia's air, water and unique natural places.
  
We are proud to take on the tough cases so your voice is 
heard and the environmental laws on the books are followed. Please take a few minutes to read about how your support
of GreenLaw helps us continue giving Georgia's
environment its day in court.

With Appreciation,
Stephanie

PS: I welcome your feedback on the work we're doing at GreenLaw.  Feel free to call me at (404) 659-3122 or email me at sbenfield@greenlaw.org.
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Keeping Jekyll "The People's Island"
 
GreenLaw is representing the Initiative to Protect Jekyll Island to make sure that 65% of the island remains undeveloped, as required by Georgia law.  Right now Georgia's Attorney General is being asked to draft an opinion on whether marsh can be defined as "land".  There are two ways you can help to influence this decision.  Write Attorney General Sam Olens or Read more>>. 
Announcing this Year's Environmental Heroes!
  
The word is out! GreenLaw has announced our 2013 Environmental Hero honorees. Our annual event is scheduled for Tuesday Sept. 24 at 6 pm on the rooftop terrace of the Nelson Mullins firm in Midtown, Atlanta. Learn all about these Georgia superstars. Read more>>
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Wind Energy to Power Georgia Homes & Businesses for the First Time!

In a major step forward for the clean energy economy and public health, thousands of Georgia homes and businesses will be powered by clean wind energy by 2016.  

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Stop Sliming the Ogeechee River!
 
In May 2011, the Ogeechee was the site of the
worst fish kill in GA history when 38,000 fish died below a textile plant's discharge pipe dumping flame retardant chemicals into the river.  GreenLaw is representing the Ogeechee Riverkeeper to challenge the latest draft permit issued for the plant.
Read more >>      or     Take action >>  with the GA EPD by May 15.
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Help Us Get a New Computer!
 
Seriously.  Our air law attorney, Ashten Bailey,
is a super lawyer doing ground-breaking work. She's put in such long hours fighting for Georgia's environment that her computer has worn out. Please help us raise $1,000 for a new computer for Ashten!
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Join Us for a Thoughtful Discussion! 
 
On Thursday May 9, explore how five female leaders, including Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, are shaping Georgia's environmental landscape from a policy perspective.