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 Giving Georgia's Environment Its Day in Court!       June 2013
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GreenLaw & NAACP Partner on Enviro. Justice Education      

GreenLaw, in conjunction with the Washington County NAACP, presented an information forum on Plant Washington for the city of Sandersville, GA on June 13.  


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GreenLaw Director One of 50 Metro
Leaders in Sustainability 
On June 21 the Atlanta Business Chronicle announced its inaugural list of "Who's Who in Sustainability", highlighting 50 leaders making strides in sustainability throughout metro Atlanta, including GreenLaw Executive Director Stephanie Stuckey Benfield. For the full list of sustainability leaders click below.

Energy Equity Coalition Hosts First Event   
GreenLaw's Environmental Justice Attorney, MaKara Rumley, moderated the an energy coalition's first community event, Equity Matters, on June 10. The coalition is comprised of seven different area nonprofits with the common goal of educating and engaging the community on environmental equity issues.

Carbon Emission Limits in the News     

All signs point to 'clean-up' for dirty power plants in the U.S., with President Obama expected to make a major speech on climate change today at 1:35 pm.   


Watch the President's Speech Live Here


In other news, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review a ruling on cross state air pollution rules when the court reconvenes in October of 2013.


Bringing a Measured Voice to Sue & Settle Discussion    

Stephanie Stuckey Benfield is quoted in a recent "Sue and Settle" article. Read the article where Stephanie reiterates that the practice avoids costly protracted litigation.   


Ogeechee Riverkeeper Case Moves Forward    
In an order issued June 19, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood ruled that the Ogeechee Riverkeeper vs. King American Finishing case can proceed on the riverkeeper's claim that King America has been illegally polluting the river without a permit.

While Jekyll Waits for Georgia AG's Opinion, Citizens
Use Math and Humor to Voice Their Own Outlook

Sam C. Rawls, Editorial Cartoonist 

The state law is clear in how far development of Jekyll can go: 35 percent of the land that makes up the island. Where the law is not specific is in how you define what constitutes "land" and whether coastal marshes should be figured into property area calculations.

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