News Releases

News Release | Environment Georgia

Statement: Macon-Bibb imposes serious setback to proposed plastic-to-fuel facility

“Environment Georgia applauds the decision by Mayor Miller to reject Brightmark’s proposal and to prioritize a healthy, sustainable future for Macon. This was the right decision for the health and wellbeing of Macon residents and for the planet. No community deserves to breathe polluted air and drink polluted water. And no company should be propping up an untested technology that endangers public health and perpetuates the global climate and plastic pollution crises.”

News Release | Environment Georgia

Statement: Georgia welcomes new right whale calf

"North Atlantic right whales are a majestic and maternal species--two of the many reasons we’re proud to call them Georgia’s state marine mammal. With only an estimated 360 right whales left in our oceans, it’s critical we act now to prevent right whales from facing extinction."

News Release | Environment Georgia

DeKalb County Commits to 100% Clean and Renewable Energy

Today, DeKalb County Commissioners adopted a resolution committing the County to 100% clean energy and clean transportation by 2050, making DeKalb County the sixth local governing body to make such a commitment. Environment Georgia Clean Energy Associate Jessica Wahl offered this comment:

News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

New report: Reinstated ‘polluter pays’ taxes should speed up lagging toxic waste cleanup

WASHINGTON -- For more than 20 years, the federal government’s “Superfund” program aimed at cleaning up toxic waste sites has languished for lack of funding. The program was originally funded by a tax on the chemical and petroleum industries, but those “polluter pays” taxes expired in 1995. When President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan infrastructure package (BIF) into law last month, a polluter pays tax was finally reinstated on chemical industries.

News Release | Environment Georgia

Environment Georgia issues new toolkit on lead in school’s drinking water

Environment Georgia released a new toolkit today to help parents, teachers and administrators Get the Lead Out of school drinking water. The new toolkit highlights the unprecedented federal funding available to school districts to install filtered hydration stations and take other measures to ensure safe drinking water.