Category: Environment

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

Olens Announces Money for Georgia & Georgians In VW Settlement

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

Georgia Power and Public Service Commission Agree to a Renewable Energy Plan

The political winds are shifting in Georgia and hopefully those winds will soon start generating electricity. On Thursday Georgia Power formalized an agreement with the Public Service Commission to add 1,200 megawatts of renewable power to its energy plan for the state. For those of us who don’t know science, that is enough energy to