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 Giving Georgia's Environment Its Day in Court!       September 2013
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GreenLaw honors citizens, environmental professionals and legislators from around the state for their dedication to protecting Georgia's environment.


This documentary reveals the dangers of Keystone Pipeline and tar sands oil.  




Join experts and concerned citizens from across the Southeast to learn more about coal ash and how we can protect our communities and waters from this toxic waste.



Director Tejada. Photo Credit: Erik Voss
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.  


Mansfield, GA 
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 Landfill 
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.
 Ogeechee's Legal Team
CLEAN WATER: GreenLaw Defends the Ogeechee   
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 Macintosh_GA Power 
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.    
Jekyll sunset
LAND USE: Jekyll Negotiations Update      
On Monday Aug. 26, The Jekyll Island Authority agreed Monday to set aside about 66 acres for future development.

"We do recognize the authority has taken a step in the right direction today," said Steve Caley, a senior attorney with GreenLaw. The new numbers will go into a draft of the island's new master plan. 
MaKara with Mic 
Environmental Justice Attorney
MaKara Rumley  
GreenLaw In The News       
MaKara Rumley speaks up for Georgia Environmental Justice through public comments at the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) Meeting in Atlanta, GA. Read More>>

Stephanie Stuckey Benfield was Spotlighted in UGA Law Alumni Newsletter.  Read More>>
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