Press Releases

Press Releases

March 18, 2014

Media Advisory - "Save the Spit" Information Forum to be held on March 24

Informational session and Q&A about the Sea Island Acquisition’s proposed 8-lot development on the Spit at the southern tip of the Sea Island.

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March 13, 2014

Georgia Power Asks Regulators to Approve Clean, Affordable Wind Power for Customers

Georgia Power executives argued in favor of bringing new clean, cheap wind energy to Georgia consumers at the state Public Service Commission (PSC). Georgia Power is asking the Commission to approve two…

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February 20, 2014

Southern Environmental Law Center Joins GreenLaw and Stack & Associates to Clean Up Altamaha River

The Southern Environmental Law Center has joined GreenLaw and the Atlanta-based law firm Stack & Associates to represent the Altamaha Riverkeeper in its efforts to stop pollution of the Altamaha River,…

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February 12, 2014

GreenLaw Attorney Honors 20 Years of Environmental Justice in U.S.

MaKara Rumley, Environmental Justice Attorney for GreenLaw, attended the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) meeting in Denver this week that featured a recognition of the 20th Anniversary…

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February 5, 2014

Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL) Class 2014

The Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL) is pleased to announce MaKara Rumley of GreenLaw as one of thirty-five outstanding Georgians who will participate in IGEL Class of 2014. IGEL is…

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January 29, 2014

GreenLaw Receives Major Funding for Legal Work to Protect Georgia’s Coast

GreenLaw is excited to announce the gift of a significant grant in the amount of $108,000 from two private donors to provide legal and technical support to groups working to protect Georgia’s coast.

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November 20, 2013

Ogeechee Riverkeeper and King America Finishing Reach Accord, Settle Legal Disputes

Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) and King America Finishing have worked together to resolve a set of legal and regulatory battles that have been ongoing since a fish kill occurred in the Ogeechee River in May…

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October 22, 2013

GreenLaw Awarded $35,000 Grant for Strategic Planning In Governance and Environmental Justice

GreenLaw, a Georgia-based nonprofit law firm, has been awarded a $35,000 grant from The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta to enhance strategic planning around governance and environmental justice…

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July 18, 2013

Environmental Justice Prevails in Atlanta Zoning

This week Fulton County Commissioners passed an Environmental Justice Zoning amendment that will require additional scrutiny of new businesses seeking pollution permits near environmentally-stressed residential…

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June 27, 2013

GreenLaw Disappointed in Georgia Attorney General’s Land Use Opinion

Today, Georgia’s Attorney General released his opinion on Jekyll Island’s 65-35 requirement. “We are disappointed with the Attorney General’s opinion which equates “marsh” with “land” for purposes of limiting…

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