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March 2, 2021 - The Brunswick News

Rachael Thompson, executive director of the Glynn Environmental Coalition, was among the dissenting voices on the panel. “Our main concerns from an environmental standpoint are the fact that we are in a climate crisis at the moment,” Thompson said. “We feel the Glynn County Commission could have done a better job to prioritize climate resilience projects for inclusion on the project list, and those projects would help the residents of Brunswick and the greater county.”

February 17th, 2021 - CAI News

“The proposed measures are based on outdated information that will not protect the right whale in the short or long term or long term,” said Rachael Thompson, executive director of the Glynn Environmental Coalition. She doubted the efficacy of weak rope when it comes to reducing risk for juvenile whales and other endangered marine species. So by now, she added, the agency should be doing more to experiment with “ropeless” fishing techniques. 

February 17th, 2021 - News 4 Jax

Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division isn’t the only agency investigating the source of an unpleasant odor in Brunswick.  Glynn Environmental Coalition, an environmental advocacy group, told the Brunswick News that citizens deserve an answer, and the GEC hopes to be able to provide one if the EPD can’t.

February 15th, 2021 - The Brunswick News

State government agencies aren’t the only ones investigating the foul smell in the Brunswick area. The Glynn Environmental Coalition has worked for months to help citizens organize and make complaints to the state Environmental Protection Division in an attempt to address what may be a serious air quality issue.

February 10th, 2021 - News4Jax

Rachael Thompson, executive director for the Glynn Environmental Coalition, said the smell is ten times worse than usual, raising environmental, public health and mental health concerns.

While the Environmental Protection Division has yet to identify the source of the odor, Thompson said it is important that regulators get to the bottom of the issue once and for all.

February 10th, 2021 - The Brunswick News

The search for an odor in Brunswick continues not just among local authorities, but at the state Environmental Protection Division’s Air Quality Branch as well. Steve Allison, Chemicals and Minerals Compliance Unit manager at the Air Quality Branch in Atlanta, said a town hall meeting in January with Brunswick residents was informative and helpful but noted the investigation so far has been unfruitful.

February 8th, 2021 - JDSupra

A United States District Court in a January 29th Order addressed a standing issue that arose in a Clean Water Act citizen suit action. The citizen suit action involved alleged Section 404 Clean Water Act violations. Plaintiffs, the Glynn Environmental Coalition, Inc. and Center for a Sustainable Coast, Inc., along with Jane Fraser brought an Amended Complaint against Defendant Sea Island Acquisition, LLC alleging violations of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.

February 8th, 2021 - The Brunswick News

The Glynn Environmental Coalition is also on the case. At the town hall meeting, Executive Director Rachael Thompson said the organization is looking at options to acquire said funding. She could not be reached for comment by press time, however.

January 29th, 2021 - The Brunswick News

Rachael Thompson, executive director of the Glynn Environmental Coalition, said residents are experiencing symptoms, including coughing, sore throat, watery eyes, irritation to the skin, difficulty breathing and more as a result of whatever is causing the odor.

January 27, 2021 - The Brunswick News

The city of Brunswick and Glynn Environmental Coalition will host a virtual town hall meeting on Thursday about widespread complaints of a foul odor in the Brunswick area.

January 13th, 2021 - The Brunswick News

 Enter the Glynn Environmental Coalition, which has a history of fighting for clean air. “We’ve been following air quality for years, going back to the late 1990s, early 2000s,” said GEC Executive Director Rachael Thompson. “Our organization filed a lawsuit because the facilities in Brunswick did not have air permits even though the Clean Air Act required them.”

January 1st, 2021 - Paisley Magazine

 “Locally, I serve on several non-profit boards, including Glynn Environmental Coalition (GEC) because I believe in preserving our waters, airspace and environment. There’s no reason why we shouldn’t be doing more green construction in Glynn County."


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