Tag Archives: Greenlaw

Rayonier loses round in environmental lawsuit

Environmental groups win a round in court over wastewater discharges from Rayonier’s paper mill in Jesup . . .

Tags: ALJ Kimberly Schroer , Greenlaw , paper mill , Rayonier , TenCate , wastewater permit

Political Notes — Lottery transfers exceed $1 billion for first time

Georgia Lottery profits hit an all-time high for FY 2016, with more than $1 billion transferred for education programs . . .

Tags: Georgia Lottery , Greenlaw , runoff election , voter turnout

Political Notes — McKoon calls for lawsuits over LGBT bathroom issue

The Obama administration’s directive to public schools to allow transgender students access to bathrooms that match their gender runs into opposition from Republicans . . .

Tags: Council of Superior Court Judges , Greenlaw , Josh McKoon , school bathrooms , transgender students

Political Notes – District voting will apply to Fayette commission race

The election for a new commissioner in Fayette County will be a district rather than a countywide election, which is expected to give black voters a better chance of retaining the seat . . .

Tags: Dalton Utilities , district election , Fayette County Commission , Greenlaw , Harris Adams , Palmetto Pipeline

Former lawmaker Benfield named city’s sustainability director

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed appoints former legislator and GreenLaw director Stephanie Stuckey Benfield as head of the city’s Office of Sustainability . . .

Tags: Greenlaw , Kasim Reed , Office of Sustainability , Stephanie Stuckey Benfield

Political Notes: The session’s over, now on to other things

Two DeKalb County legislators could be in line for major appointments to new jobs . . .

Tags: Greenlaw , Jim Butler , Mike Jacobs , pollution lawsuit , Rayonier , Scott Holcomb , University System

House bans Senate bill banning bag bans

Local control is maintained for city and county governments on the issue of regulating disposable plastic bags . . .

Tags: Debbie Buckner , Greenlaw , John Pezold , local government , plastic bags disposal , Trey Kelley. Scot Turner

Agreement will preserve most of the Sea Island ‘Spit’

Environmentalists and the Sea Island Co. sign off on a settlement that will protect most of the Sea Island Spit from future development . . .

Tags: conservation easement , development , Greenlaw , Sea Island

Georgia can achieve carbon cuts, environmentalists say

GreenLaw says Georgia can meet the proposed federal reductions in power plant carbon emissions through conservation and greater use of renewable energy . . .

Tags: carbon emissions , EPA , Greenlaw , power plants , PSC

Can Georgia meet carbon reduction target? The two sides disagree

A legislative committee hears more comments on the EPA’s proposed rule to reduce carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030 . . .

Tags: carbon emission reduction , Don Parsons , EPA rule , Georgia Power , Greenlaw , Keith Bentley , Sierra Club , Stan Wise