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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

We Are Back! The GEC 1st Friday Lunch is moving back to the old I-HOP location, now the Sunrise Dinner. Bobby Howard has warmly invited the GEC back to the newly remodeled private dining room at the Sunrise Diner! We have some interesting speakers lined up…

 

GEC 1st Friday Lunch, January 5, 11:15, Sunrise Dinner, the Sunrise Diner at 5031 New Jesup Highway, Brunswick. Meet Rick Frey, the St Marys Riverkeeper. Winding between Georgia and Florida over 130-miles from the Okefenokee Swamp to the Atlantic Ocean, the St. Marys River is scenic and historic. The dark waters of the St. Marys River are nearly pristine and relatively free from commercial impact. Rick’s job is more challenging than that of a typical Riverkeeper because of the different rules and regulations governing waterways in both states, as well as traveling to two state capitals while serving as an advocate of the river.

 

GEC 1st Friday Lunch, February 2, 11:15, Sunrise Diner (former I-HOP) 5031 New Jesup Hwy., Brunswick. Going Hog Wild! Kara Day, biologist from GADNR Wildlife Resources Division's Game Management, will discuss the dangers caused by invasive species and what they and other agencies are doing to combat them.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2009
  Glynn Environmental Coalition
P. O. Box 2443
Brunswick, Georgia  31521-2443
Tel. (912) 466-0934
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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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