Updates

Holding the line for clean air

The coal lobby is trying to block the EPA from protecting public health, but we’ve held the line against some of their worst attacks: In March 2011, the U.S. Senate rejected a bill that would have blocked standards for soot, mercury and carbon pollution. In April, the Senate defeated four more bills that would have blocked the EPA from cutting air pollution.

News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Environment Georgia Urges Passage of a Strong Clean Power Plan

Comments delivered by Jennette Gayer, Director of Environment Georgia, to the EPA

> Keep Reading
News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

New Report Shows Progress, Opportunities For Offshore Wind

Atlanta, Ga. (July 10, 2014) – A new report out today by the National Wildlife Federation outlines the significant progress made in the American offshore wind industry in recent years, and calls for leadership to fully realize the industry’s potential.

> Keep Reading
Report | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Wasting our Waterways

Industrial facilities continue to dump millions of pounds of toxic chemicals into America’s rivers, streams, lakes and ocean waters each year – threatening both the environment and human health. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), toxic discharges from industrial facilities are responsible for polluting more than 17,000 miles of rivers and about 210,000 acres of lakes, ponds and estuaries nationwide.

> Keep Reading
News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

10 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals Dumped into Georgia’s Waterways

Savannah, GA--Industrial facilities dumped 10,132,268 pounds of toxic chemicals into Georgia’s waterways in 2012, making Georgia’s waterways the 8th worst in the nation according to a new report by Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center. The Savannah River and her tributaries received over 5 million pounds of toxic pollution making it the third worst in the country. 

> Keep Reading
News Release | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

EPA proposes first-ever limits on carbon pollution from power plants

Atlanta, GA – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed the first-ever, federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants, the largest single source of global warming pollution in America. 

> Keep Reading

Pages