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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

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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Report | Environment Georgia Research and Policy Center

Polluting Politics

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News Release | Environment Georgia Research and Policy Center

Georgia’s Biggest Polluters Spending Millions to Pollute Politics

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Report | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Star Power

Georgia could meet its energy needs by capturing just a sliver of the virtually limitless and pollution-free energy that strikes the state every day in the form of sunlight. With solar installation costs falling, the efficiency of solar cells rising, and the threats of air pollution and global warming ever-looming, solar power is becoming a more attractive and widespread source of energy every day.

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News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Report: 15 percent solar in reach

Savannah, GA –Solar power is growing so fast in Georgia that goals once considered ambitious are now seen as readily achievable, according to a new report by Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center. Cities like Savannah and Tybee are helping to lead the charge by implementing innovative new solar programs.

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