NEWS

Town Hall Meeting – Plant Branch Coal Ash Concerns, June 24

There will be a town hall meeting to discuss the dewatering (or draining) of coal ash waste ponds at Plant Branch in Milledgeville hosted by Representative Rick Williams on June 24. The town hall meeting is scheduled for 10 am to noon at  Victory Baptist Church, 640 Meriweather Road, Milledgeville.  Coal ash is the waste […]


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JOB OPPORTUNITY: We are looking for a Communications Director

If you are energetic, enjoy our beautiful waterways, like working with a great group of people, are willing to travel around the watershed and have strong communications skills (press releases, grants writing, events planning, website management), please check out this job posting and get in touch with us.   Job Listing: Communications Director Altamaha Riverkeeper […]


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Altamaha Riverkeeper to Pursue Rayonier Case in Georgia State Court of Appeals

Last week, the Georgia State Court of Appeals approved the Altamaha Riverkeeper’s application for discretionary appeal of the the Wayne County Superior Court’s unfavorable decision to not move forward with litigation aimed to force the Rayonier pulp mill in Jesup to ultimately clean up discharge being pumped into the Altamaha River. This is just one small step […]


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Altamaha Riverkeeper Joins With Partners To Launch the Georgia Coast Collaborative

With the historic and natural backdrop of Ebenezer Creek watershed, twelve organizations came together on Monday, May 8, 2017 to launch the Georgia Coast Collaborative (GCC) – a unique initiative to celebrate the unique resource that is coastal Georgia. The Georgia Coast Collaborative represents an unprecedented effort to unite residents around a common vision and goals […]


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Comments Regarding Proposed Rules on Docks

Please review the linked document for comments from the Southern Environmental Law Center regarding proposed new DNR rules regarding private recreational docks. comments-re-proposed-rules-governing-docks-2016-11-07-1


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Rayonier AM’s Permit to Dump Wastewater into Altamaha Nullified

An Atlanta judge has sided with environmental groups in ruling that a huge pulp mill in Southeast Georgia discharges too much pollution into the Altamaha River, known fondly as “the Little Amazon.” Administrative law judge Kimberly Schroer  nullified, in essence, a wastewater permit allowing the Rayonier Advanced Materials mill in Jesup to dump millions of gallons […]


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Judge Approves Sea Island’s Proposed Groin…but that’s not the end.

By Jen Hilburn Altamaha Riverkeeper 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 along the spit. We all benefit from the protection of our coastline from encroaching development that lacks the foresight of following the rules that guide those […]


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Support for EPA’s Proposal to Address NPDES Permit Problems

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 process is flawed and wants to make its authority to address the problem explicit. ARK would welcome the change. Recently, the Southern Environmental […]


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Spit Case Decision Expected by August 26

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 Acquisition’s proposal to build a 350-foot T-head groin on Sea Island.  The proposal includes a beach nourishment project. GreenLaw attorney Steve Caley made the closing […]


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DOJ & EPA Announce $29 Million Settlement for LCP Chemicals Superfund Site

WASHINGTON—The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that Honeywell International Inc. and Georgia Power Company have agreed to clean up the 760-acre saltwater marsh at the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site in Brunswick, Georgia.  The settlement requires the companies to spend an estimated $28.6 million to remove and isolate contaminated […]


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