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Holding the line for clean air

The coal lobby is trying to block the EPA from protecting public health, but we’ve held the line against some of their worst attacks: In March 2011, the U.S. Senate rejected a bill that would have blocked standards for soot, mercury and carbon pollution. In April, the Senate defeated four more bills that would have blocked the EPA from cutting air pollution.

News Release | Environment Georgia

Solar Freedom Bill Passes the Senate Unanimously

Atlanta, GA – Today HB 57 by Rep. Mike Dudgeon that will allow Georgians to lease their roof space to solar companies passed the State Senate. The legislation is now headed to the Governor’s desk for a signature.

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News Release | Environment Georgia

Plastic Pollution Bill Fails in the House

Atlanta, GA—Today the Georgia House of Representative voted down SB 139 by a vote of  67 to 85. The legislation would have prohibited local governments from passing ordinances that would, for example, ban or put a fee on plastic bags.

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News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Georgia Hearing on Offshore Drilling Proposal In One Week

From spills soaking sea birds in oil, to seismic exploration putting whales and dolphins at risk, each stage of offshore drilling threatens precious Atlantic marine life, says an analysis from Environment Georgia. The analysis, compiled in a two page fact sheet, details the threats drilling poses to sea animals and comes a week before federal officials meet in Savannah to hold an informational meetings detailing their proposal to allow oil and gas rigs off Georgia’s coast.

 

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Report | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Drilling is Tragic for Marine Life

Our coasts are home to stunning wildlife and incredible beaches, from the Georgia Barrier Islands to the Outer Banks to the Chesapeake Bay. Unfortunately offshore drilling is putting our natural heritage and marine life at risk. On ‘good’ days, drilling kills and injures wildlife and threatens human health and the economy. When they happen (which is all too frequently) major disasters such as the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon blowout are catastrophic. 

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News Release | Environment Georgia

Plastic Bags Everywhere Bill Passes Georgia Senate

Atlanta, GA—Today the Georgia State Senate passed SB 139 by a vote of 32-19. The legislation would prohibit local governments from passing ordinances that would, for example, ban or put a fee on plastic bags. A similar bill, HB 444, is scheduled to be heard in the Agriculture Committee of the Georgia House of Representatives on Monday March 2nd. Jennette Gayer, Director of Environment Georgia, made the following statement.

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