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News Release | Environment Georgia

Statement: Dirty Water Rule puts the Okefenokee Swamp at risk

ATLANTA -- Under the Trump administration’s rule removing Clean Water Act protections for thousands of wetlands and streams, a titanium dioxide mining operation will be allowed to proceed near the Okefenokee Swamp in southeast Georgia without federal permits. The Army Corps of Engineers ruled that most of the wetlands impacted by the mine are no longer protected by the Clean Water Act.  

News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Georgia cities highlighted in new report on solar power progress

Atlanta, GA - Atlanta has doubled its solar capacity in the last five years and is climbing in the rankings while Athens trails New York City for solar per capita. Results come from the seventh edition of Shining Cities:The Top U.S. Cities for Solar, a new report released today by Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in major U.S. cities.

News Release | Environment Georgia

Environment Georgia Calls for 100% Renewable Energy

Atlanta, Georgia -- 2019 closed with four Georgia cities committed to 100% clean energy and today Environment Georgia joined allies around the country in calling for broader efforts to reach state wide commitments to 100 percent clean renewable energy in Georgia and beyond.

News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Renewable Energy 101 Highlights Clean Energy Leadership at Georgia Colleges

Atlanta, GA— Environment Georgia  released today “Renewable Energy 101”which details the ten major tools universities, local governments and the state could use to transition to 100% clean and renewable energy. The report presents examples from campuses across the state in categories such as recycling, energy efficiency, energy conservation, transportation and the implementation of renewable energies like geothermal and solar. 

News Release | Environment Georgia

Georgia Mayors Join National Coalition to Call for a Solar Energy Future

Decatur, Georgia - Georgia mayors representing 5 cities across our state have joined a list of over 300 cities across the U.S. in signing on to a letter calling for a future powered by more clean renewable solar power, released today by Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center. The group of “Mayors for Solar Energy” committed to this cause is bipartisan and represents cities of all sizes spanning all 50 states. 

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