Statement: Victory for Democracy and the Environment in Georgia

Residents of Cook County and advocates of free speech everywhere won a big victory in Georgia. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) will begin holding public comment periods on “synthetic minor” air pollution permits. This is the first time that EPD will hold comment periods for these permits in more than 20 years. This is […]

Georgia Forests Wanted: Better Dead Than Alive

The Biomass Industry Plans to Clearcut 273 Acres of Georgia Forests Per Day Do you know the story of Adel, Georgia? Do you know about their fight to comment on even more corporate polluters coming to their town? Well, Adel is still fighting for Georgia forests and communities. The GA Environmental Protection Division (EPD) refuses […]

Protect the Okefenokee Swamp Permanently

The Okefenokee Swamp is in trouble—again. Yes, we’ve seen this story before: unscrupulous, out-of-state corporate interests want to risk permanent harm to the swamp so they can make nonessential products. Twin Pines Minerals wants to: Install a 740-acre heavy mineral sand mine on the Trail Ridge. That ridge acts as a critical retaining wall for […]

Biomass Fight Rages on in Adel, GA

Our tale begins with a story we’ve all heard: corporations with unlimited resources steamrolling the residents of a small, rural town. The villain? A wolf in sheep’s clothing. They call themselves the Renewable Biomass Group (Biomass), and they thought it would be easy to bring their noisy, dirty wood pellet biomass plant to the frontline […]

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A Critical Update in the Fight for Okefenokee Swamp

One of the first acts by former President Trump after he was newly elected was to issue an executive order to roll back protections afforded by the Clean Water Act of 1972. Seemingly overnight, the incredibly complex question of what constitutes the waters of the US (WOTUS) became the jurisdiction of Georgia’s modest Environmental Protection […]