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Georgia Clean Air
Reducing Harmful Air Pollution
Two to three million people die every year of illnesses related to air pollution – one of the 10 main causes of death on the planet. In Georgia, more than half of our state population lives in areas where it is unsafe to breathe because of high levels of smog and other harmful pollutants. GreenLaw works to clean up the dirtiest coal-fired power plants, prevent construction of new coal-fired power plants and encourage the development of renewable energy in Georgia. By forcing industrial polluters to pay for the environmental costs of energy production, we can create a cost competitive market for renewable energy.

 

Do you think you breathe clean air?  Think again. The American Lung Association's State of the Air tool shows us that Georgia's air is not very healthy. Enter in your county. The results might surprise you! 
So, how is GreenLaw working to improve these results?


What Does GreenLaw Do To Prevent Air Pollution?

GreenLaw launched The Georgia Clean Air Project in November 2000. The project aims to clean up the dirtiest coal-fired power plants, prevent construction of new coal-fired power plants and encourage the development of renewable energy in Georgia. By forcing industrial polluters to pay for the environmental costs of energy production, we can create a cost-competitive market for renewable energy. GreenLaw uses the tools provided by Congress when it enacted the federal Clean Air Act.

 

Use these links to learn more about the biggest coal power plants in our state and what GreenLaw does to clean them up.

Longleaf Energy Station | Plant Washington | Plant Ben Hill



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