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GreenLaw Launches Campaign to Promote the Cause of Environmental Justice

Public service campaign premieres Oct. 21 to spotlight threat to ‘lives and livelihoods’

Arguing that equal protection under the law applies to environmental justice, GreenLaw Executive Director Stephanie Stuckey Benfield says the legal challenge to ensure environmental justice for all Georgians is the primary concern of the organization.


New Analysis Shows Moving Beyond Coal to Clean Energy Will Cut Carbon and Boost Georgia’s Economy

Shutterfly Coal StacksThe Sierra Club and GreenLaw have announced a new analysis that lays out how Georgia can meet the proposed cuts to carbon pollution while creating jobs, lowering power costs and promoting clean air and water. Georgia has established itself as a regional leader in solar power production in recent years, will soon import low-cost wind power and has already taken strong first steps in phasing out 15 coal and oil-fired units at power plants across the state. GreenLaw and the Sierra Club released the analysis today as the Georgia General Assembly holds its scheduled hearing on the Clean Power Plan and its impacts on Georgia.


Georgia Water Coalition Supports Proposed "Waters of the US" Rule

Call to Action, Submit Comments before November 14, 2014

Do you want to ensure full protections to Georgia’s waters so there is enough clean water for everyone?
Do you care about the long term health and safety of Georgia’s tributaries, wetlands, rivers and lakes?
Please make a difference and submit a comment letter to improve protections for waters of the United States (“WOTUS”).


GreenLaw Raises Environmental Justice Objections to Sabal Trail Pipeline

Citing objections to the disproportionate impact the proposed Sabal Trail pipeline will have on communities of color, GreenLaw filed comments on September 26, 2014 on behalf of the South Dougherty Community League, Dougherty County Commissioner John Hayes, and former Dougherty County Commissioner Gloria Gaines.


GreenLaw welcomes Jonathan Hawkins to the Board of Directors

GreenLaw welcomes Jonathan Hawkins to its Board of Directors. Mr. Hawkins is a partner at Krevolin & Horst in Atlanta, Georgia.