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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 Research & Policy Center

Georgia Water Coalition names 2014 “Dirty Dozen”

Today, Georgia’s leading water coalition named its “Dirty Dozen” for 2014, highlighting 12 of the worst offenses to Georgia’s waters. The annual Dirty Dozen shines a spotlight on threats to Georgia’s water resources as well as the polluters and state policies or failures that ultimately harm—or could harm—Georgia property owners, downstream communities, fish and wildlife, hunters and anglers, and boaters and swimmers. Environment Georgia successfully nominated efforts to derail the EPA’s proposed Clean Water Rule as one of the twelve major water problems Georgia faces.

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News Release | Environment Georgia

Clean water groups highlight progress for the Chattahoochee, call for more success stories

Environment Georgia released Waterways Restored, a series of case studies compiled by Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center, to highlight the need for a new rule to restore protections for 57% of the state’s rivers and streams.

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News Release | Environment America

Report: U.S. power plants world’s 3rd largest carbon polluters, edging out India

As world leaders prepare to gather here for the United Nations Climate Summit next week, a new study shows that U.S. power plants alone produce more carbon pollution than the entire economies of India, Russia, Japan or any other nation besides China.

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News Release | Environment Georgia

Chattahoochee and other waterways key to summer fun

Nearly 9 million people visited state parks that feature waterways like the Chattahoochee and the Flint, according to Environment Georgia’s new Summer Fun Index. The new fact sheet comes as summer draws to close, and as officials consider a new rule to restore protections for 57% of the state’s rivers and streams.

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News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Environment Georgia Urges Passage of a Strong Clean Power Plan

Comments delivered by Jennette Gayer, Director of Environment Georgia, to the EPA

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