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 Giving Georgia's Environment Its Day in Court!            October 2013
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GreenLaw is a nonprofit law firm dedicated to giving Georgia's environment its day in court.  We believe that enforcing environmental policies creates a thriving state where people want to live, work and play.


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GreenLaw Awarded $35K Grant for Strategic Planning in EJ & Governance
GreenLaw will use the funds to develop a strategic plan for the Environmental Justice Collaborative and to enhance the effectiveness of GreenLaw's Board.
GreenLaw Defends Georgia Ratepayers Against GA Power "Front Loading" Rates  
Georgia Power has proposed to increase rates starting in January 2014, in large part to pay for retrofits to its aging coal-fired fleet. Although many of the projects won't be online until 2016, the Company wants to start collecting now on $1 billion+ for construction costs.  Georgia Power also hopes to tax the sun by charging expensive fees to new solar users and to increase the company's state-guaranteed profits to 11.5%.     
Club at Jekyll 
Jekyll Island Club Hotel  
Jekyll Compromise Reached with Oversight Committee
The proposed master plan limits future development to no more than 1,675 acres. Of the 66 acres available for future development, only 20 acres would be available for unrestricted use while 46 acres would be restricted to development specifically for public health, safety and/or recreation purposes.

GreenLaw Open House: Dec. 10, 3-6pm   
We've expanded our office space. Come check out our new digs and spread some holiday cheer.

Legislative Luncheon: Jan. 10, 12pm   
Co-hosted by Green Chamber of the South, GreenLaw and Southeast Green at the Loudermilk Center.  
 Brayton Point Plant, image courtesy of Herald News
Georgia Power's Proposed Solar Tariff Scrutinized
The Georiga PSC is holding hearings to consider Georgia Power's rate change request; part of which includes a new tariff on solar users

150th New Power Plant Stopped in the US -- the fight against Plant Washington Continues
Brayton Point power plant in MA is closing -- which is plant #150
set for retirement.   
US Carbon Dioxide Pollution Down 3.8 Percent 
Energy Department economist Perry Lindstrom said carbon pollution reduction is due to warm winter weather, more efficient cars because of new mileage requirements and an ongoing shift from coal-power to natural gas to produce electricity. 
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