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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.

Report | Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center

Lighting the Way

Solar energy is on the rise. America has more than three times as much solar photovoltaic capacity today as in 2010, and more than 10 times as much as in 2007. In the first three months of 2013, solar power accounted for nearly half of the new electricity generating capacity in the United States. The price of solar energy is falling rapidly, and each year tens of thousands of additional Americans begin to reap the benefits of clean energy from the sun, generated right on the rooftops of their homes or places of business.

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News Release | Environment Georgia

Georgians Speak Out Against Fracking in the Chattahoochee National Forest

Gainesville, GA –Environment Georgia will deliver over 1,300 signatures opposed to fracking in the Chattahoochee National Forest today to Supervisor Betty Mathews, the new Forest Supervisor of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. The group started gathering signatures after newspapers reported test wells were being drilled near Dalton, GA, close to the Chattahoochee National Forest.

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News Release | Environment Georgia

Concrete Camping Trip Highlights the Dangers of Greenspace Cuts

Atlanta, GA—As thousands of Georgians head off on holiday weekend camping trips, Environment Georgia set up camp in a parking lot today to highlight the dangers of cuts to conservation funding. Cuts mean that parks, like the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Metro Atlanta, do not have the funds needed to protect critical greenspace.

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News Release | Environment Georgia

Marsh v. Land discussions on Jekyll Critical

Jekyll Island, GA—Today the Attorney General released an opinion on a recommendation that was produced by one of the taskforce’s working to rewrite Jekyll Island’s Master Plan. The recommendation found that the Island was over the 35% developed land mass limitation that is required by law.

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News Release | Environment Georgia

President Obama’s Climate Plan a Clear Victory for Georgia, Future Generations

Atlanta, GA – Today, President Obama announced a climate plan that will set limits on carbon pollution from power plants, advance energy efficiency, and increase the nation’s commitment to renewable energy. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, downpours in Georgia, and wildfires in Colorado, the President’s plan to address global warming was loudly applauded by Environment Georgia and many others.

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