By Jen Hilburn
Georgia’s coast, its communities and its wildlife, suffered a blow recently when a judge decided to allow Sea Island to move forward with developing the groin...MORE »
Rayonier AM operated for years without an updated NPDES permit. More than half a dozen active and retired coal-fired power plants in Georgia currently have expired permits. The EPA has recognized the...MORE »
On July 13, Administrative Law Judge Kristin Miller heard five hours of closing argument in the challenge by the Altamaha Riverkeeper, Surfrider Foundation, and One Hundred Miles to Sea Island...MORE »
A decision on whether to invalidate the state permit allowing Rayonier Advanced Materials to discharge 60 million gallons of dark, smelly wastewater daily into the Altamaha River is now expected...MORE »
Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources ignored its own turtle expert’s advice in a document prepared in connection with Sea Island Acquisition’s application to build an additional sea groin...MORE »
Yesterday, under the leadership of Sen Rick Jeffares (R-McDonough), the Senate passed two pieces of legislation on eminent domain for petroleum pipelines. HB 413 regulates petroleum pipeline companies' use of eminent domain. The language passed was much more protective than language under consideration in the House (SB 191). In a separate measure, as "insurance" the Senate also passed an extension on the moratorium on the use of eminent domain by petroleum pipeline companies until 2020.
Tomorrow is Sine Die, the last day of the first part of the 2017 - 2018 General Assembly. We anticipate that the House leadership will take advantage of the positive action in the Senate and enact protective legislation by the end of the day tomorrow. ...