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Frequently Requested Information

 

Safe Seafood
Glynn County Seafood Consumption Advisory


UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, June 24th, Green Screen, Ritz Theater, Newcastle Street, Brunswick. Show times:
11:30 am - Welcome and short films
12:15 pm - Break with light lunch and more networking with local environmental orgs
1:15 pm - Feature film presentation: How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change  Appropriate for ages 10+ due to mild language.
There are opportunities for GEC members to participate at our table. Interested - call or email the GEC.

Saturday, June 24, 10:00 to 4:00, Rally for Cumberland, Howard Gilman Waterfront Park, St Marys. A coming together in support of Cumberland Island National Seashore - and raising our voices in opposition to rezoning that would allow the development of this fragile and precious Biosphere Reserve. * Free "Don't Develop Cumberland Island" t-shirts for the first 400 attendees, music, face-painting, information booths, food trucks * Hosted by Save Cumberland Island National Seashore. There are opportunities for GEC members to participate at our tent.  Interested - call or email the GEC.

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 about 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.

Friday, August 4 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, 11:15 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Maegan Mack, GEC Safe Seafood Outreach, will be speaking about the Socio-Economic Decision-Making of Fishers in the Seafood Advisory Area. Maegan has been studying fisher psychology during outreach activities.

 

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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