News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Georgia One Step Closer to First ‘Outstanding’ River

The Conasauga River would be the first river in the state to receive the status of ‘Outstanding National Resource Water’ (ONRW), the highest level of protection identified in the Clean Water Act, if the Environmental Protection Division (EPD) finalizes a proposal that was unveiled today at Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources Board Meeting. The designation would be made official as part of Georgia’s triennial review of water quality standard and is the culmination of an eight year campaign that was launched when Environment Georgia first petitioned the state for an ONRW in 2007.

News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Georgia Wetlands are ‘Shelter from the Storm’

Macon, GA - Enough wetlands remain in the flood-prone areas of Georgia to hold enough rain to cover Macon in nearly three feet of water, according to a new report by Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center.

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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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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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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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