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 Giving Georgia's Environment Its Day in Court!       July 2013
Historic Energy Plan Positions Georgia as Clean Energy Leader in Southeast      

GreenLaw intervened in the recent Integrated Resource Planning proceeding in which the Georgia Public Service Commission, (PSC), voted to approve Georgia Power's proposal to retire 20% of its coal plants and added a new program to bring 525 megawatts, (MW), of solar power and 250 MW of wind power to Georgia by 2016.   


Photo Credit: Babs McDonald 
Negotiating Solutions for Limited Jekyll Development       

Jekyll Island governing board may ask for firm acreage development limits. Steve Caley, a senior lawyer for GreenLaw, said he believes setting the acreage could be a solution.

"Then we don't get into this 65-35 discussion every three years,'' he said. "We think it's worth considering."


Environmental Justice Prevails in Atlanta Zoning   

GreenLaw's Patterns of Pollution report is a tool in convincing county commissioners to pass Fulton County zoning amendment that will require additional scrutiny of new businesses seeking pollution permits near environmentally-stressed residential communities. 

Enviro Heroes Poster 
Photo Credit: Babs McDonald 
Register Now to Celebrate GreenLaw's 2013 Environmental Heroes  
2013 award recipients: Marcia Bansley, Lifetime Achievement Award; Jewel Harper, Ogden Doremus Award for Excellence in Environmental Law; David and Mindy Egan, Environmental Heroes Award.

Legislators of the Year:  Sen. Jason Carter, Sen. William Ligon, Rep. Alex Atwood and Rep. Jeff Chapman are being recognized for their work to protect Georgia's coast, particularly Jekyll Island.

Recipients will be recognized on September 24, 2013 at the office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

'Fevered' Book Signing & Author Discussion Sept. 1 - Decatur Book Festival       

GreenLaw is co-sponsoring a Decatur Book Festival event. Author Linda Marsa will be talking about her new book on climate change and its health impact, Fevered:  Why A Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health and How We Can Save Ourselves.      


Sunday September 1, First Baptist Church Decatur, 308 Clairemont Avenue.   



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