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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment Georgia

Chattahoochee and other waterways key to summer fun

Nearly 9 million people visited state parks that feature waterways like the Chattahoochee and the Flint, according to Environment Georgia’s new Summer Fun Index. The new fact sheet comes as summer draws to close, and as officials consider a new rule to restore protections for 57% of the state’s rivers and streams.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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