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Buffer Issue Headed to Georgia Supreme Court

Posted By John Eric Schleicher, Wednesday, October 8, 2014
On September 22, 2014, the Georgia Supreme Court granted a writ of certiorari to review a July 16 decision by the Georgia Court of Appeals regarding the Georgia Erosion and Sediment Control Act's requirement to maintain buffers along all state waters. Director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division v. Georgia River Network, et. al., Case No. S14C1781 (Sept. 22, 2014). The question accepted for review is whether the Court of Appeals erred in interpreting the Act "to require a 25-foot buffer on all state waters regardless of whether those waters are edged by wrested vegetation." 

Tags:  Georgia Environmental Protection Division  Georgia Erosion and Sediment Control Act  Georgia River Network  supreme court  writ of certiorari 

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