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Protecting the environment is the goal of Georgia's EPD

Everyone in Georgia deserves clean water, clean air and unpolluted land. The state's Environmental Protection Division is tasked with doing what it can to ensure that the environment is sustainable and healthy for its residents and those who visit here. In order to meet those goals, the agency is charged with several tasks aimed at protecting the environment.

You need a partner in protecting the environment here in Georgia

Progress is often good for the economy and good for the residents of Georgia. What it has not traditionally been good for is the environment. Rapid expansion and development spawned numerous regulations and laws aimed at protecting the environment. Now, public and private enterprises alike may need some help making sure that they do not inadvertently violate federal or state environmental laws.

A brief look at the Safe Drinking Water Act, its enforcement, P.2

Previously, we began looking at enforcement of the Safe Drinking Water Act. As we noted, enforcement of the law occurs at several levels, including the EPA, state government, tribal governments and, in some cases, individual citizens.

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.

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.

Environmental groups and the importance of anti-SLAPP litigation

Environmental groups play an important role in the enforcement of environmental law and the protection of the public interest in environmental matters. There are, of course, a large number of these groups, each with its own mission and activities. In carrying out their work, these organizations certainly face their share of challenges.

Pipeline project in SW Georgia raising questions about environmental law compliance, P.2

Previously, we began looking at the problems with erosion that are being raised with the Sabal Trail Pipeline project in southwest Georgia. As we noted, compliance with the standards set forth in the “Green Book,” the Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia, is part of the concern.

Pipeline project in SW Georgia raising questions about environmental law compliance, P.1

In our last post, we began looking at the situation of a farmer in southwest Georgia whose property has been destroyed as a result of the Sabal Trail Pipeline project. As we noted, the situation raises questions about whether the pipeline contractors are sincerely working to comply with the requirements of the Clean Water Act and the Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia, also known as the Green Book.

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