For our readers that somehow equate Georgia being a “red state” with being bad on the environment, I ask you to compare our coastline to that of the Florida gulf coast. While that’s the easiest comparison to make, the work of preserving Georgia’s environment and open spaces has been decades in the making, and continues
There’s the high cost that’s obviously bad but most distressingly, we remain stuck as the nation’s fourth-most congested city and eighth-most in the world. This is despite my impassioned plea for us to climb up to number 1. But worry not, Atlantans! The cost per driver of our congestion rose to $2,212. From the INRIX
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.
Much of Georgia, from St. Mary’s to Trenton, is dealing with power outages today after Irma brought winds and rain to the entire state yesterday. Quite a few of our own contributors are without power and/or internet. Below is an update sent over from Georgia Power as of 11:30am Tuesday. For those who think they
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.
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
I moved back to Georgia at the end of June 2016. Since that time, I have been through four — yes, really — water “crises” in Milledgeville in which it was unsafe to drink the water or shower in it. Last week, we had algae blooming in the water source, which isn’t harmful to drink, but tastes and smells bad.
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
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
Attorney General Sam Olens sends word that Georgians who bought diesel powered Volkswagens will be receiving cash and either repairs of their cars or buybacks, while the state itself will receive about $77 Million. In a settlement announced this morning, each person who bought a car from that didn’t meet emissions standards will receive at