News Release | Environment Georgia

New Report: Georgia Currently 23 in the Nation for Solar Power

ATLANTA – Today, Environment Georgia Research & Policy Center released Lighting the Way, a new report highlighting a solar energy boom across the country. The report outlines the twelve states that have made a considerable contribution to the nation’s rise in solar power. Georgia, however, missed the cut and ranks 23rd in the nation for per capita solar installations. But, Georgia should not be written off yet, in the past year the Georgia Public Service Commission has voted to expand Georgia’s solar market by over 700 MW.

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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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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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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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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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