Case Studies

Legal Challenge Questions Largest “Minor” Coal Plant

Attorneys for GreenLaw, a nonprofit public interest law firm, acting on behalf of two citizens’ groups, Friends of the Chattahoochee (FOC) and the Sierra Club, Georgia Chapter, filed a petition today requesting…

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Further Delays for Longleaf Coal Fired Power Plant

On June 2, 2010, an Administrative Law Judge dismissed an appeal filed by GreenLaw on behalf of Sierra Club and Friends of the Chattahoochee challenging the Longleaf Energy Station (Longleaf), further…

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Longleaf Amicus Briefs Filed in the Georgia Supreme Court

August 26, 2009 - Today, over thirty organizations registered their opposition to the Longleaf Energy Station coal fired power plant by submitting amicus curiae (friend of the court) briefs with the Georgia…

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Longleaf Decision Postpones the Coal Plant Again

On July 7, the Court of Appeals issued its long-awaited ruling on the Longleaf coal-fired power plant air permit. There was some good news and some less than good news. We won on a key point, which stops…

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Court of Appeals Decision Delays Coal-fired Power Plant

July 7, 2009 – Today the Georgia Court of Appeals issued an order resulting in further delays for a coal-fired power plant in Early County, Georgia.

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Summary of Superior Court Final Order

The final order, issued by the Superior Court Judge, cited six reasons why the AdministrativeLaw Judge’s order affirming the permit, must be reversed and remanded.

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Court Ruling - June 30, 2008

This matter is before the Court on a Petition for Judicial Review of the finaldecision and other orders of the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) regarding the issuanceof a permit to Respondent Longleaf Energy…

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Superior Court Appeal

COME NOW Petitioners Sierra Club and Friends of the Chattahoochee (“Petitioners”),and pursuant to O.C.G.A. §§ 12-2-2(c)(2), and 50-13-19(b), file this petition for judicial reviewof a Final Decision entered…

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Despite Health Concerns, Coal Plant Permit Affirmed by Judge

Atlanta, GA (January 11, 2008) – Administrative Law Judge Stephanie Howells issued a ruling today upholding the state Environmental Protection Division’s (EPD) decision to issue an air pollution permit…

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