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Georgia Environmental Law Information


Environmental law encompasses a broad range of federal, state, local, and international laws intended to protect our natural environment. Individuals and businesses may encounter environmental laws when they disturb residential or commercial land or undertake some activity that impacts air or water.

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Individuals may represent themselves in legal matters. Self-help should be considered when possible adverse consequences are relatively modest.

#1 Painting a Greener Picture: The FTC's Future Regulation of Climate Change: By Attorney Kevin Holewinski of Jones Day. (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#2 Shaping Federal Climate Change Legislation: By Attorneys Charles Wehland and Stephanie Couhig. (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#3 Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions: What's Next?: By Attorneys William Lane and Gary Sheehan. (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#4 Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources: American Bar Association (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#5 Online Class: Environmental Law and Policy: Streaming videos of lectures from 2008 UC Berkeley Law School class. (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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ADR Options for Environmental Law:

  • Mediation: Mediation is a recommended approach to resolving legal disputes before resorting to adversarial litigation. Mediation FAQ
  • Arbitration: Arbitration is generally less expensive and time consuming than traditional litigation. Georgia law authorizes arbitration of a wide range of disputes. Arbitration FAQ
  • Hybrid Mediation-Arbitration: Hybrid mediation-arbitration provides parties an opportunity to reach a voluntary settlement of some or all issues in dispute followed by arbitration of issues that the parties are unable to settle voluntarily.
  • Case Evaluation: Case evaluation is an alternative dispute resolution method that is useful in the early stages of litigation.
  • Discovery Audits or Masters: Discovery auditing service is available for litigated cases to help resolve complex discovery issues effectively.

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Use the Center for Legal Solutions Georgia Attorney Directory to locate attorneys with experience in this subject area. See Attorneys listed on the right side of this page.

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#6 Online Class: Climate Change and the Law: Streaming videos of twelve lectures from 2008 UC Berkeley Law School class. (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#7 NYU Environmental Law Journal: (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#8 Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum: (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#9 Virginia Environmental Law Journal: (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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#10 Ecology Law Quarterly Home: From Berkeley Law School. (Suggested by CLS Webmaster)
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