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.

January 29, 2014
 
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Critical Issues to be addressed include marshland protection,  buffer enforcement, and challenging overdevelopment

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.

GreenLaw is a non-profit law firm that has provided free, high-quality legal representation to environmental and community organizations throughout Georgia for more than 20 years. GreenLaw’s coastal initiative is headed up by Steve Caley, a respected attorney with over 33 years experience handling complex cases, including a successful civil rights challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1999. 
 
“This incredible gift will enable GreenLaw to respond to the legal needs of coastal groups when they identify an environmental issue that must be addressed in court or before a regulatory agency,” says Caley. “We look forward to continuing our collaborative work with local organizations as a partner in challenging overdevelopment and pollution of Georgia’s precious coastal environment.”
 
Most recently, GreenLaw has become involved in the effort to challenge a beachfront development on a 7.3-acre spit of land on Sea Island. “This development on a turtle nesting site and critical bird habitat points to why environmental groups need access to high-quality legal representation,” says Caley. “GreenLaw is there to help them use the power of the law to fight development like the Sea Island proposal.”
 
Thanks to the generosity of its donors, GreenLaw will be a strong legal advocate for protecting Georgia’s Coast.

Media Contact:
Steve Caley, GreenLaw
scaley@greenlaw.org

Tags: Buffer enforcement · Marshland protection · Steve Caley · U.S. Supreme Court