Please Join Us for
about the Sabal Trail Transmission Gas Pipeline
Stephanie head shot
Stephanie Stuckey Benfield

Stephanie Stuckey Benfield is GreenLaw's Executive Director.  She received both an undergraduate and law degree from the University of Georgia. Stephanie served as a State Representative from the Decatur / Emory University area for 14 years, during which time she was a member of the Judiciary and Natural Resources Committees. Stephanie's legal expertise was recognized in 2011 when she was given the Outstanding Lawyer in Public Service Award by the Atlanta Bar Association. Stephanie serves on the Boards for the Green Chamber of the South, EarthShare of Georgia, and the Olmsted Linear Parks Association.  She is a member of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership Class of 2013.  Hailing from Eastman, GA, public service is a tradition in Stephanie's family.  Her father, Billy Stuckey, is a former U.S. Congressman from the 8th District of Georgia, and her grandfather, W.S. Stuckey, Sr., who founded the Stuckey's candy store chain, served in the Georgia Legislature.
About GreenLaw

GreenLaw is a nonprofit law firm dedicated to giving Georgia's environment its day in court.  We are made up of experienced attorneys who understand that the legal system can provide long-term solutions to Georgia's environmental concerns. We also make sure that citizens have a seat at the table with government and industry so their voices are heard and the laws on the books are followed.


Coffee & Conversation 
on the proposed
Sabal Trail Transmission Line

Tuesday, April 8
8:00 - 9:00 am

Hilton Garden Inn
Downtown Albany
101 Front Street
Albany, GA  31701
Light Breakfast will be served
GreenLaw Executive Director
Stephanie Stuckey Benfield
will talk about Sabal Trail
and GreenLaw's involvement
RSVP not required but appreciated


Sabal Trail Transmission is proposing to build and operate a 465-mile interstate pipeline from central Alabama to northeast Florida.  The proposed Sabal Trail would run through 196 miles of southwest Georgia and include at least one compressor station - many of this is privately owned land.  Local property owners have concerns about the pipeline's impact on their property values, in addition to potential destruction of longleaf pine habitat and wildlife critical for biodiversity, including the bald eagle, gopher tortoise, indigo snake, and migratory birds. The pipeline could also impact the underground aquifer system that supplies drinking water to Southwest Georgia and a large part of North Florida. The current proposal also has the pipeline boring under the Flint approximately 5 miles south of Albany, raising concerns about potential leakage into the Flint River system.