News Feed by State: Georgia

Georgia Environmental Protection Division gets greenlight to gut statewide water quality protections

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has gotten approval to move forward with rollbacks to state water quality protections, that favor industrial polluters over the health of statewide waterways. The Board of Natural Res... Read More »

State: Georgia   Filed Under: Water quality

Federal clean water rollback makes the Georgia Water Coalition’s 2017 “Dirty Dozen”

The Georgia Water Coalition recently released its seventh annual Dirty Dozen report which highlights 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia’s waters and serves as a call to action to solve these problems. While previous years have l... Read More »

State: Georgia   Filed Under: Federal policy, Water quality

SELC challenges Georgia Power’s request to charge customers more for Vogtle overruns

Georgia Power presented its case during opening hearings last week for why the Georgia Public Service Commission should approve its latest revisions to the project cost and schedule for the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion. The revi... Read More »

State: Georgia   Filed Under: Energy

Central Georgia EMC removes punitive charge against solar customers

Following months of advocacy by SELC, the Georgia Solar Energy Association and Vote Solar, the Central Georgia Electric Membership Cooperative recently decided to remove a punitive charge it had imposed on customers with solar ins... Read More »

State: Georgia   Filed Under: Solar power

SELC intervenes to stop Georgians from bearing financial burden of mismangagement at Plant Vogtle

Following today’s opening hearing in Georgia Power Company’s 17th Semi-Annual Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report proceeding, several Georgia groups are urging the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) to reject the utility’s... Read More »

State: Georgia   Filed Under: Energy, Utilities

SELC op-ed: Atlanta’s voice needed to fight offshore drilling

As Georgia coastal communities continue to recover and rebuild from two major hurricanes that have hit the coast within the past year, these storms represent one more reason why offshore drilling has no place off Georgia’s waters.... Read More »

State: Georgia   Filed Under: Coastal protection, Offshore drilling

EPA memo: Altamaha River impaired due to ongoing pulp plant pollution

A new memo from the Environmental Protection Agency finds that the Altamaha River is currently impaired for both color and odor from polluted discharge downstream of the Rayonier Advanced Materials pulp plant in Jesup, Georgia. T... Read More »

State: Georgia   Filed Under: Water quality

Amendment to Atlanta’s Regional Transportation Plan raises questions for city’s traffic trajectory

At a time when the Atlanta metro area is reflecting on a notorious overreliance on roads following several highway debacles, conversations at the city, regional, and state level have continued toward building out a more diverse tr... Read More »

State: Georgia   Filed Under: Transit and rail, Transportation

“These actions aren’t slight reductions to a faceless agency or well-intentioned efforts to curb pointless regulations; they will have real effects on the ground in Georgia communities. ”

Gil Rogers, Director of SELC’s Georgia and Alabama offices, in a guest column for the Saporta Report

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Camden Commissioners vote to delay decision on Cumberland Island rezoning

This week, the Camden County Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of granting the National Park Service’s request to slow down the process for rezoning 1,000 acres on Cumberland Island to allow for more residential development... Read More »

State: Georgia   Filed Under: Coastal protection

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