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A brief look at the Safe Drinking Water Act, its enforcement, P.1

Previously, we began looking at a national report of drinking water quality which showed that Georgia is one of the worst states in terms of the number of violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. As we noted last time, the Safe Drinking Water Act is an important federal law regulating drinking water contaminants.

Report: Georgia drinking water among top five states for Clean Drinking Water Act violations

Clean, safe drinking water is a precious resource, and yet most of us take it for granted most of the time. Typically, it is only when there is news of a water contamination crisis that people begin to realize how lucky they are to have clean water.

Recent federal case in GA clarifies pleading standard in some anti-SLAPP claims

In recent posts, we’ve been looking at the topic of SLAPP litigation, which is often aimed at those who work in environmental advocacy and those who simply take steps to protect their own environmental rights. As we noted last time, Georgia’s anti-SLAPP law applies in both state and federal court.

What does the EPA mean by "monitoring?"

Anytime the Environmental Protection Agency requires you to remain in compliance with certain environmental regulations, its representatives tell you that the agency monitors your activities and conditions. You might not understand exactly what that means, however.

Environmental groups and the importance of anti-SLAPP litigation, P.2

Last time, we began looking at the topic of anti-SLAPP protections, which are aimed at protecting those who seek to exercise their free speech rights or to protect the public interest from legal claims intended to discourage them from their efforts. As we noted, Georgia has an anti-SLAPP law which requires those filing claims based upon statements made before, or to be reviewed by, a government body to file written verification that the claim is made in good faith.

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