ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: GreenLaw Hosts EPA Director of EJ Matthew Tejada
On Sept. 9, GreenLaw was the proud host of a panel discussion that featured EPA National Director of Environmental Justice Matthew Tejada. Other panelists included Nathaniel Smith of Partnership for Southern Equity and Jewel Harper, formerly of the EPA, now a professor of Enviornmental Law at Spelman University.
Forrest land in Mansfield, GA. Photo Credit: HomesAndLand
LAND USE: Fighting to Protect a Nature Preserve in North-Central Georgia
On behalf of Smart Growth of Newton County, GreenLaw filed a "friend of the court" brief in the case of City of Mansfield vs. Georgia Transmission Corporation in an effort to stop the erection of high-voltage power lines through land designated for a nature preserve in Newton County.
Bolton Road Community is located against a retired landfill slated for bio-waste manufacturing.
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: Atlanta's Bolton Road Residents Stand Up Against Waste Traffic
GreenLaw recently assisted NPU-D in negotiating an agreement over Waste Management's proposed zoning amendments for their biosolids processing plant in the Bolton Road, including more community greenspace and an alternative route for trucking traffic.
Our water program continues to focus on the most severe polluters of the major rivers of Georgia. We are heavily focused the King American Finishing facility in the Ogeechee River basin, which in 2011 caused the biggest fish kill in State history.
This year GreenLaw has made numerous challenges in state and federal courts in order to force the State to insist on a permit for King America that will fully protect the environment going forward.
Plant McIntosh Photo Credit Georgia Power
CLEAN AIR: Urging Plant McIntosh to Use Less Water
GreenLaw submitted comments urging for dry cooling at Plant McIntosh to address drought issues on the Savannah River.
The submission was in response to Georgia Power's recent application to renew its water withdrawal permit for the operation of Plant McIntosh. This thirsty plant - allowed to withdraw up to 130 Million gallons a day - does not have an adequate drought mitigation plan to deal with low flows.