Ga. Implements Sped-Up Environmental Permits
Ray Henry from the Associated Press wrote this article on June 29, 2013. This article explored a new environmental permitting law that allowed applicants to pay a fee to have their permit expedited. Executive Director, Stephanie Stuckey was quoted in the article.
"GreenLaw is encouraged that our concerns about hiring outside consultants have been addressed, and that EPD's expedited permitting process will be done in-house. This resolves our main objection about potential conflicts of interest," said Stephanie Stucky Benfield executive director of GreenLaw, an environmental advocacy group. Benfield voted against the legislation while she was a member of the General Assembly.
"However, only time will tell if the shortened time period will allow for a complete and thorough review of permit applications," she said.