Energy & Environment

Shift from coal power leaves state air pollution regulators short of...

The gradual retirement of coal-fired power plants in Georgia is leaving a state program that polices industrial polluters short on cash. Permit fees – a...

Critics go online to question Okefenokee Swamp area mining plans

The Alabama mining company proposing to dig heavy minerals out of soil near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge pitched their project at a virtual...

Georgia Power tells PSC 20% of Vogtle workers scaled back

The company overseeing the expansion of Plant Vogtle has scaled back one-fifth of its workforce after an outbreak of COVID-19 spread to 185 workers...

FAA to take another look at Spaceport Camden after plans downsized

The Federal Aviation Administration is set to require a new environmental review for a scaled-down proposal to launch rockets off coastal Georgia, creating a...

State calls for Valdosta to pay six-figure fine for spilling sewage...

The city of Valdosta is facing a $122,000 fine for spilling raw sewage into a creek that flows into a south Georgia river that...

Will wildlife reclaim Georgia’s shores as humanity keeps social distance?

With a significant reduction of human foot traffic on and near some of the state’s most popular beaches, what are the chances the migratory...

Feds open Okefenokee mining plan to another round of public input

Fans of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Area will get more than six additional weeks to express their opinion about a proposed strip mine near...

Court keeps open Smyrna medical equipment sterilization plant

A Sterigenics facility that uses a carcinogenic gas to sterilize medical equipment will continue operations until a legal dispute with Cobb County is settled,...

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...
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