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Environmental law news: Forest biomass recognized by EPA

Solar and wind energy basically cornered the market on clean energy here in the United States until recently. The Environmental Protection Agency decided to recognize another form of clean and renewable energy that some say will benefit the state of Georgia -- forest biomass energy. During a time when many are concerned about the direction of environmental law, the Georgia Forestry Association applauded the EPA's decision by saying that it would be good for the state.

Apple is protecting the environment through recycling old iPhones

Recycling is not just for Georgia residents. Large corporations, small family businesses and anyone else can get into the habit of recycling as a way of protecting the environment. In fact, many companies already participate in these types of programs, and Apple used Earth Day as an opportunity to announce its newest recycling robot, Daisy, in advance of the day itself.

Land development on Georgia's coastlines must meet certain laws

Georgia's coastlines remained relatively untouched for a long time. Then, land development began in these beautiful areas. People wanted, and do want, to enjoy their beauty, but that can only happen if everyone obeys the rules put into place in order to preserve the majestic vistas.

Environmental law violations settled by car dealerships

Like just about everywhere else in the country, Georgia car dealerships provide maintenance and repair services to their customers. Anything from fluid changes to tire and brake replacements can be taken care of at these establishments. As such, these dealerships must adhere to environmental law when it comes to the storage and disposal of the waste products generated as part of vehicle repairs and maintenance.

Protecting the environment may be a job for Georgia's trees

Georgia has some of the most beautiful wetland forests in the nation. Residents and tourists alike can take paddling trips through the forests, but in some areas, land owners have cut down the trees to sell for lumber. What they may not realize is that the monetary value of the trees' capability of protecting the environment may make the forests more valuable than lumber.

Does the state fall short in protecting the environment?

Hazardous waste is an issue in nearly every state, and Georgia is no exception. In fact, it is estimated that cleanup is needed at approximately 500 sites here in the state due to hazardous waste. The problem is that the monies that are supposed to go to that cleanup do not always end up furthering cleanup efforts. Does this mean that the state is falling short of its obligations when it comes to protecting the environment?

Environmental law: Does that site have a waste disposal well?

If you are looking to open a Georgia business that sells, maintains or repairs motor vehicles, including boats and small aircraft, then you may want to determine whether a waste disposal well is on the property, especially if the facility was built prior to April 5, 2000. Environmental law at both the federal and state levels outlines certain requirements regarding the disposal of motor vehicle fluids and solvents. If you fail to follow those requirements, it could jeopardize your business.

Company pays the price for violating environmental law

One of the primary functions of the governments of both Georgia and the United States is to keep residents safe from harm. This means doing more than just enacting laws; it means enforcing them as well. For instance, when it is discovered that a company violated environmental law, it is the government's job to ensure that the appropriate parties pay the price.

Volkswagen guilty of environmental law violations

If a Georgia resident owns a business, that business more than likely must adhere to rules and regulations that fall under a variety of federal and state agencies. Perhaps one of those agencies is the Environmental Protection Agency. The company does its best to make sure that it remains in compliance with the applicable environmental law in order to avoid civil and criminal penalties.

Do you know what EPA regulations govern your business' waste?

You may start a small business here in Georgia that will produce waste. Before you begin operations, you may want to determine whether the Environmental Protection Agency would consider that waste hazardous. If so, you also need to know how to safely dispose of it in order to prevent an environmental disaster, along with fines and lawsuits.

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