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Time running short for public to comment on Okefenokee mining plan

Conservation groups, wildlife lovers and anyone with a fondness for the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge can still officially chime in on a revised federal...

Georgia Power coal ash cleanup plans might bypass public meetings

As the state’s largest electric utility seeks state approval to close its toxic coal ash ponds, a key question remains: How involved will residents...

Lawmakers back coal ash monitoring and landfill fee, not lined storage

House lawmakers backed a trio of bills that would end a discount on out-of-state coal ash waste coming into Georgia and require long-term monitoring...

Legislative support builds for more disclosure of industrial toxic gas leaks

The Georgia House and Senate unanimously passed bills Thursday requiring companies to publicly report leaks of the toxic gas ethylene oxide. The Senate bill’s sponsor...

Fans of Flint River bass hope shoalie finally gets its due...

Supporters of a fish that mostly calls Georgia’s rivers home say they hope this will be the year they finally reel in a long-sought...

Camden Chairman keeps Spaceport faith despite lengthy failure to launch

Two months after Camden County suddenly scaled back its yearslong quest to become a licensed spaceport capable of launching larger rockets, its chairman and...

Georgia lawmakers want more open EPD ethylene oxide disclosure

Georgia lawmakers have revisited proposed new requirements for when companies must publicly disclose cancer-causing gas leaks. The changes were made in committee Thursday amid pressure...

Sierra Club appeals state PSC OK of Georgia Power coal ash...

An environmental group has appealed state regulators’ decision to let Georgia Power charge customers $525 million over the next few years to pay for...

Bill offers potential to block coal ash landfill near southeast Georgia...

Lawmakers are trying to stop landfills – including coal ash dumps – from popping up near a south Georgia river. State legislation proposes to ban...

Senate takes turn at requiring ethylene oxide release transparency

The state Senate Natural Resources Committee moved forward on a plan to keep tabs on spills of a cancer-causing chemical Tuesday, despite concerns from...
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