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UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, April 22 - Electronics Recycling & More Event, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Glynn Place Mall – JC Penney end of parking lot. See flyer for a full list of recyclables and other services..

Friday, May 5 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Olive Garden, 11 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Alex Kearns, Chair of the St. Marys EarthKeepers, helped create an organization to actively inform, encourage, and galvanize the residents of St Marys and Camden County into environmental stewardship. Alex will share an overview of the Earthkeepers’ achievements over the last 9 years, current issues, and future challenges.

Friday, June 2 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Olive Garden, 11 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Ashby Nix with The Nature Conservancy is speaking about the concept of Coastal Resilience and using nature and nature based solutions to help coastal Georgia communities reduce their risks to coastal hazards such as storm surge, sea level rise, and other coastal flooding issues.

Friday, July 7 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Olive Garden, 11 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Jason Lee Nongame Conservation Section Program Manager with DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division, is giving a presentation on Altama Plantation and the history of the 4,000-acre nature preserve outside Brunswick which opened to the public a year ago. He will also share information on its natural resources, what makes the property a biological gem, and what the property means for state wildlife goals.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2009
  Glynn Environmental Coalition
P. O. Box 2443
Brunswick, Georgia  31521-2443
Tel. (912) 466-0934
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
CONTACT: Daniel Parshley

GEC Files Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit

 The Glynn Environmental Coalition (GEC) filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the US EPA on January 16, 2009.  In March 2008, the GEC requested documents concerning the Superfund Sites in Glynn County in order to obtain a better understanding about the activities and studies being conducted. 

A response was received from the EPA in May 2008 with a few documents, but the EPA was refusing to provide over 400 documents.  The GEC filed a formal appeal in June 2008 and waited for a decision.  Other than acknowledging that the appeal had been received, the EPA was unresponsive. 

The GEC has been in this position before and understands the EPA will ignore a Freedom of Information Act appeal in hopes that we will just go away.  After waiting over six months, the GEC had no other option than to file the lawsuit to obtain the documents.

What the documents will reveal is still not known.  The GEC did file the Freedom of Information Act request to obtain more information about a study involving companies and individuals that are now the focus of a Congressional investigation concerning “Science for Sale”and “EPA Scientific Integrity.”


P.O. Box 2443, Brunswick, GA 31521    ♦    912-466-0934    ♦    gec@glynnenvironmental.org
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