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The rise in development means more environmental law compliance

Georgia is a beautiful state, which may be why more people have come here in recent years. While this may be good for the economy, it also requires a significant amount of development in order to accommodate the influx of new residents and tourists. This means that developers face increased requirements when it comes to complying with environmental law in order to preserve the state's natural beauty, resources and ecology.

Risk of chemical exposure high from black women's hair products

Any woman, whether here in Georgia or elsewhere, who has walked into a hair salon knows that numerous chemicals are used in order to achieve the styles they desire. Some of them come with the potential for chemical exposure that could cause harm to both salon workers and their customers. It turns out that those who face the most risk could be black women and children.

Many new developments in Georgia encounter zoning issues

Over the years, many industrial businesses have gone out of business here in Georgia just as they do everywhere else. Sometimes, those properties stay empty for years until a developer comes along and wants to make use of the land. Unless the developer uses the property for its original zoning purpose, the new project will more than likely encounter some zoning issues.

Environmental law news: Forest biomass recognized by EPA

Solar and wind energy basically cornered the market on clean energy here in the United States until recently. The Environmental Protection Agency decided to recognize another form of clean and renewable energy that some say will benefit the state of Georgia -- forest biomass energy. During a time when many are concerned about the direction of environmental law, the Georgia Forestry Association applauded the EPA's decision by saying that it would be good for the state.

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