2016 News Archives

GEC News, Updates, and Events

See what we were up to in 2016!

December 23, 2016

Brantley Residents Voice Opposition to Proposed Landfill

"More than 100 people attended an often contentious public hearing Thursday at the Brantley County Courthouse in Nahunta to get answers about a proposed land fill."

November 21, 2016

City Briefed on Terry Creek, LCP Sites

"Daniel Parshley, Project Manager for Glynn Environmental Coalition (GEC) up dated the City Commission on the status of the Terry Creek Dredge Spoil areas and the LCP Chemicals superfund sites at a work session prior to last week’s regular meeting."

November 17, 2016

Brunswick City Commission Updated on Superfund Sites

"Daniel Parshley, project manager for the Glynn Environmental Coalition, updated the Brunswick City Commission on the Terry Creek Spoil Areas and LCP Chemicals Superfund Site during a work session held prior to the regular city commission meeting Wednesday."

October 02, 2016

EPA Civil Rights Office Could Be More Proactive

"There is a reason Brunswick and Glynn County are covered under a 1994 executive order requiring the EPA and other federal agencies to collect data on the health and environmental impact their activities have on minority and low-

income populations. That means, in part, that the EPA is supposed to ensure people are protected from injustices who may lack the ways and means to fight a project that will adversely affect their health and the environment around them."

October 01, 2016

Island Man Trying to Plan Meeting of Groups to Tackle Ongoing Issues

"A meeting between Citizens for St. Simons Island and Sea Island and other activist groups that George Ragsdale began laying the groundwork for last month could be slated for November, to be followed by a public town hall."

October 01, 2016

EPA Civil Rights Office Never finds Discrimination, Per Report

"For all the work by many to shed light on environmental justice issues in the past 40 years, the federal agency specifically tasked with that job “never made a formal finding of discrimination in its entire history,” according to a new U.S. Commission on Civil Rights report."

August 02, 2016

$29 Million Agreement Reached to Clean Brunswick Superfund Site

"Cleanup of one of Georgia’s most toxic and polluted sites passed another hurdle recently when federal authorities, Georgia Power and others agreed to spend an additional $29 million dredging mercury and PCBs from creeks and marsh in Brunswick."

August 01, 2016

Settlement Reached to Clean Up Toxic Waste Site in Brunswick

Now, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced that Honeywell International Inc. and Georgia Power Company have agreed to clean up the 760-acre saltwater marsh at the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site in Brunswick and to pay an estimated $28.6 million to “remove and isolate contaminated sediments in the marsh and to monitor the long-term effectiveness of the work.”

July 29, 2016

Former Owners of LCP Superfund Site to Spend $29 Million on Another Cleanup

"Honeywell International Inc. and Georgia Power Co. will spend nearly $29 million to clean up the 760-acre marsh at the former LCP Chemicals Superfund Site in Brunswick, the Justice Department and EPA said Friday."

July 29, 2016

EPA Announces $29M Settlement for Cleanup Work at Brunswick Site

"The U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday that Honeywell International Inc. and Georgia Power Co. have agreed to clean up the 760-acre saltwater marsh at the LCP Chemicals Superfund site in Brunswick, Georgia."

July 20, 2016

Press Release: Georgia Dolphins in Grave Danger

"Dolphins in Brunswick’s Turtle River are sick and scientists are warning they could get much sicker or die. The findings of recent dolphin sampling were presented at the April Marine Mammal Symposium held at Savannah State College."

April 11, 2016

Group Demonstrates to Save Twitty Park

"A group of citizens concerned about keeping Twitty Park on St. Simons Island as a county park, demonstrated at the park on Saturday. In January Glynn Environmental Coalition, Inc., (GEC) along with concerned citizens, filed a law suit which asked the court to declare Twitty Park a public park that must be maintained by Glynn County into perpetuity."

April 11, 2016

Magnolia Park residents oppose Liberty Roll-Off expansion citing health issues

"An environmental group is taking on the fight of Magnolia Park residents in Brunswick who are not happy about the planned expansion of a nearby waste and recycling operation. They say it could increase the potential for health problems in the area."

April 08, 2016

Group Seeks to Preserve Twitty Park

"A local environmental coalition says a 92-year-old park on St. Simons Island should remain open to the public and has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to stop a land swap deal between Glynn County and Sea Island that would pave the way for a traffic roundabout being built on top of it."

February 24, 2016

Glynn Academy Student Wins Fair Award

"Allen Burns from Jill Coss’ class at Glynn Academy was the grand prize winner of the Dr.William T. Lipscomb Award at the Savannah Regional Science and Engineering Fair for his project, “Ground and Surface Water Contaminants.”

February 24, 2016

Walmart Supports Safe Seafood Program

"The Brunswick Walmart Neighborhood Market recently awarded a $1,500 grant to Glynn Environmental Coalition (GEC) in support of its Safe Seafood Program."

February 19, 2016

Opponents of Spaceport Facing Criticism

"A proposed spaceport has generated lots of criticism from several local environmental organizations, but not every group agrees with the tactics used by opponents."

February 16, 2016

Savannah Area Students Wins Science Fair Honors

"Students from Bartlett STEM Academy and Bible Baptist walked away from the Savannah Regional Science and Engineering Fair with $1,250 in prizes."

February 15, 2016

GA Student Wins Regional Science and Engineering Fair Award

"Glynn Academy sophomore Allen Burns won the Dr. William T. Lipscomb Grand Price Award at the Savannah Regional Science and Engineering Fair held at Savannah State University last week."

January 25, 2016

Environmentalists Sue to Preserve St. Simons Island Park

"Under land swap, Glynn County would get Twitty Park back from Sea Island for road improvements on adjacent intersection"

January 18, 2016

Law Suit Filed to Keep SSI's Twitty Park a Public Park

"On January 8 the Glynn Environ mental Coalition, Inc., along with concerned citizens, filed a law suit in Superior Court asking the court to declare Twitty Park on St. Simons Island a public park that must be maintained by Glynn County into perpetuity."

January 15, 2016

Local Group Launches Effort to Save Iconic Twitty Park

"The Glynn Environmental Coalition, Inc., along with concerned citizens, have launched an effort to save St. Simons Island’s Twitty Park, a 92-year-old park at the corners of Frederica and Sea Island Roads that contains some of Glynn County’s most iconic live oak trees."

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