Atlanta– As Congress approaches another deadline on the federal budget, a new Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center analysis, entitled Death by a Thousand Cuts, exposes the challenges facing the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) as a result of mounting funding cuts to the National Park Service.
We applaud Atlanta for meeting this air quality standard but, urge continued vigilance and action to truly protect Atlantans from the dangers of air pollution. So, while this progress is good news the bad news is recent studies have shown that a much more protective standard is needed.
Georgia's Environmental Regulators have proposed serious rollbacks to existing rules that protect Georgia's waterways from pollution created at large industrial hog operations. At a public hearing held by the Environmental Protection Division on October 25th, 2013 Environment Georgia's State Advocate Jennette Gayer offered the following as public testimony.
Atlanta, GA – On the heels of a summer full of extreme down pours proceeded by extreme drought in Georgia, the third largest wildfire in California history and devastating, record-breaking floods in Colorado, the Obama administration proposed a major new rule today to curb the carbon pollution spewing from power plants that fuels global warming. Scientists warn that without major reductions in carbon pollution, extreme weather will become even more frequent and severe.
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