Category: Environment

Isakson, Perdue Update Disaster Relief Efforts, Resources.

From a press release, with links to helpful information near the end: WASHINGTON – In the wake of Hurricane Irma’s impact on Georgia, U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and David Perdue, R-Ga., today released additional information on aid and recovery efforts while praising the thorough and direct responses of local, state and federal preparedness officials.

Georgia Holds Fate Of Future US Nuclear Power

On Monday, the two utilities building nuclear reactors at the Virgil C Summer nuclear site decided to pull the plug on the project, scuttling two of the four nuclear reactors currently under construction in the United States. The remaining two nuclear reactors are on the other side of the Savannah River, in Burke County Georgia.

Atlanta, Possibly College Park, Will Defy Trump on Paris Accord

Kasim Reed is one of the 92 (and growing) mayors and governors who will continue to honor the Paris Climate Accord, even if the United States won’t.  Using the conservative saw that local leaders know what’s better for their people than officials in D.C., this proves Trump’s decision was bad for Americans. According to my count, 33

You’re Breathing Better Air

According to the Athens Banner-Herald, Georgia’s air quality has improved significantly over the past decade, largely due to shuttered coal-fired plants and lower emissions in newer automobiles and construction equipment. Emissions of ozone-forming sulfur dioxide (SO2) declined from more than 700,000 tons a year in 2005 to less than 100,000 tons in 2015, according to

AG Carr Urges Withdrawl of EPA’s Waters Of The US Rule

From a press release: ATLANTA, GA –Attorney General Chris Carr has joined a bipartisan group of twenty-five state attorneys general urging President-elect Donald Trump to rescind the “Clean Water Rule: Definition of Waters of the United States” (WOTUS Rule)—which was promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers